Descant to the hymn tune ELLACOMBE. Free score with harmonized descant, choir part, and optional instrumental passage work. Score available with parts for brass quintent and timpani. Free score. 

Despite it's anglicized name, this is a German tune that appeared first in a Würtemburg songbook in 1784, with the text Ave Maria, klarer und lichter Morgenstern ("Hail Mary, clear and bright morning star"). It reappeared, with some accumulated changes, as ELLACOMBE in the 1868 supplement to Hymns Ancient and Modern and applied to a children's hymn. The hymn 'The day of resurrection' is adapted from one of the eight Golden Canons for Easter, attributed to John of Damascus in what would be the 8th century.

Descant verse for the Choir of St. Peter's Peterston for services featuring the new Nicholson organ at Llandaff Cathedral in Cardiff, Wales (see photos), Easter 2010. [Prologue and Bridge for John Merrill Russell, 2013.]

[Instrumental version for brass quintet and timpani, with organ prologue and bridge available. Use the contact form at right for link to an audio demo and more information.]


Updated: July 14 2015


Complete set with Prologue, Bridge and Descant (both score and choir part)
Also includes "I sing the mighty power of God" with a cappella Marian verse

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