Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Concertato on MENDELSSOHN

Text Author: Charles Wesley

Arranger: Robert J. Powell

Setting © 1982 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello

Tune Name: Mendelssohn

Text Source: Charles Wesley, 1707–1788, alt.

Music Source: Felix Mendelssohn, 1809–1847; setting by Robert J. Powell

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E/M


For many of us, brass embellishment is an easy default for a celebration like Christmas. A proven master of hymn concertato arrangements for parishes presents us with a stately, dignified, and inspiring version of this carol employing organ and (optional) string quartet.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Scored for: Strings

Ensemble/Orchestration: Quartet

Major Works: Concertato

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo