Please turn to number 38 and join with the clarinets in “Lo How a Rose E’Er Blooming”.
Name: ES IST EIN’ ROS’ ENTSPRUNGEN.
Meter: 7 6, 7 6, 6 7 6.
Music: Geistliche Kirchengesang, Cologne, 1599
Text: XVI cent.
Tr. St. 1,2 Theodore Baker, 1851-1934
St. 3, Harriet R. Krauth, 1845-1925
St. 4, John Caspar Mattes, 1876-1948
Another of my personal favorite hymn melodies!
The text is thought to be penned by an anonymous author expressing fulfillment of the prophecy ofIsaiah 11:1 The piece first appeared in print in the late 16th century. The hymn has been used by both Catholics and Protestants, with the focus of the song being Mary or Jesus, respectively. In addition, there have been numerous versions of the hymn, with varying texts and lengths. In 1844, the German hymnologist Friedrich Layriz added three more stanzas, the first of which, Das Blümelein so kleine, remained popular and has been included in Catholic hymnals.
Here’s the clarinet arrangement: 038.LoHowARoseEErBlooming
I doubled each clarinet part and added the usual audacity “Church Hall” Reverb effect.