Once in Royal David's City

Henry J. Gauntlett

Text Author: Cecil Frances Alexander

Arranger: Hal H. Hopson

Arr. © 2012 GIA.

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Violin I, Violin II, Viola, Cello, 2 or 3 octaves Handbells

Tune Name: Irby

Series: Christmas

Difficulty Level: E


Thanks to the venerable Lessons and Carols tradition, many choirs begin their Christmas programs or preludes with a setting of the hymn “Once in Royal David’s City.” This Hal Hopson setting also includes optional parts for string quartet and handbells.

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

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

Scored for: Mixed Ensemble, Strings

Ensemble/Orchestration: Quartet

Number of Pages: 8

Language: English

Format: Octavo