Victory (Brass/Timp)

Arranged for 2x Trumpets, French Horn, 2x Trombones and Timp. (Audio demonstrates optional Horn solo with choir descant)

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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