O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
is a beautiful advent hymn written, the music for which was
written over 800 years ago. This percussion ensemble
version was adapted from an arrangement I recently created for
solo vibraphone in the collection
A Christmas Vibe.
The piece opens in a Gregorian chant-like setting before
transitioning smoothly into a relaxed jazz waltz.
Playable by seven percussionists with an optional bass part,
this work is an excellent addition to any high school or
college holiday concert.
click on the
cover page to view an excerpt of the piece