Victory (Brass/Timp)

Arranged for 2x Trumpets, French Horn, 2x Trombones and Timp.
Ad lib. – Fr. Horn part played as a solo at verse 4, voices in unison, organ playing the descant harmonization. (2:02)

The hymn tune known as VICTORY is adapted from the Gloria Patri of Palestrina's late 16th C Magnificat Tertii Toni. It dawned on English language hymnody in an arrangement by William Henry Monk in Hymns Ancient and Modern (1861), and was set to a translation by Francis Pott of a derivation of the 12th C. Latin hymn, Fi­ni­ta jam sunt prael­ia. The antiphonal alleluias are Monk's invention. Each verse is a couplet of a doctrinal statement and a response, e.g. "The powers of death have done their worst, but Christ their legions hath dispersed" is followed by the response, "let shout of holy joy outburst, Alleluia."

Sources:
101 More Hymn Stories, Kenneth Osbeck, Kregel Pubications, Grand Rapids, 1985
History of Hymns (UMC Discipleship Ministries)

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