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Dear Lord and Father of Mankind
- Parry arr. Alun Cook
The most beautiful Hymn of all! I have sung it at weddings and funerals (actually I can hardly ever sing it as it chokes me up). The original, "Long Since in Egypt's Plenteous Land" was part of the Parry's Oratorio "Judith", with these words added later by John Whittier.
I arranged a 10 Piece Brass version for my own wedding and it has been used at many others. Now available for Brass Quintet and this version for Brass Band, you will hear that it helps if the congregation are musical or have some sort of direction as there are several traps to fall into but it is definitely worth the effort. A single line vocal part is included and there is also a full SATB choir score. The piece also works well as an instrumental pre-wedding piece or as an interlude.