Ellacombe (Brass/Timp)


Audition of brass arrangement, including descant, to the hymn tune ELLACOMBE.

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, clearest and brightest 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.