LEVEL — Moderate
PERFORMANCE TIME (approx.) — 2:30
SUGGESTIONS FOR USE — Prelude, Offertory, Lighting of Advent candle, Communion, Holiday Concert or Recital
ARRANGER NOTES — This hymn tune: HYFRYDOL is one of several melodies used with these Advent lyrics. Instead of the traditional chord progression found in most hymnals, this arrangement is full of altered chords (augmented, seven flat nines, etc.) giving it a more ‘lush’ sound. Notice that there are actually two modulations: one at bar 33 (major 3rd lower) and the second one at bar 45 (whole step higher) where the tempo should broaden for emphasis. This setting ends by returning to same melodic motif as you played in the introduction at bar 53. (Of course, the real surprise is the final chord: Gmaj9!)
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