Be Thou My Vision

Arranger: James Biery

Translator: Mary Byrne

Arr. © 2013, 2015 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: Two-part mixed

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Violin, Cello

Tune Name: Slane

Text Source: Irish hymn; versified by Eleanor Hull, 1860–1935, alt.

Music Source: Irish melody

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: E


James Biery’s thoughtful arrangement of “Be Thou My Vision” utilizes a paring of cello and violin with a freshly harmonized organ part to create a rich, grounded accompaniment for this well-loved tune. Flexible voicing allows this arrangement to stand alone as an anthem, or for use as a service hymn accompaniment!

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Liturgical: OT 29 B

Topical: Comfort, Eternal Life, Hope, Kingdom of God, Presence of God, Protection, Trust

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo