O Come, All Ye Faithful

Concertato on ADESTE FIDELES

John F. Wade

Text Author: John F. Wade

Arranger: James Chepponis

Translator: Frederick Oakeley

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C, Trombone I, Horn in F, Trombone II, Tuba, Suspended Cymbal, Timpani, 2 or 3 octaves Handbells

Tune Name: Adeste fideles

Text Source:
Adeste fideles
; John F. Wade, ca. 1711–1786, English tr. Frederick Oakeley, 1802–1880, alt.

Music Source: John F. Wade, ca. 1711–1786; setting by James Chepponis

Series: Choral

Difficulty Level: E/M


From the opening fanfare to the final verse, Chepponis’ concertato is a welcome treatment of this yearly favorite. Many options are provided, making it adaptable to your assembly’s comfort level, the forces available, and your community’s worship tradition.

The instrument parts are for brass quartet or quintet. The tuba part is optional and the horn in F part can be substituted for trombone I.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

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

Scored for: Brass

Ensemble/Orchestration: Quartet

Major Works: Concertato

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo