Felix Mendelssohn’s stunning Choral Cantata has here been adapted to the brass band by Edward Mylechreest. A setting of Martin Luther’s sacred words, this short piece is a staple of the choral canon and is widely regarded as a choral masterpiece.
The hymn tune melody repeats three times throughout the piece (first from the trombones, then the horns, followed by a full band chorale), each time an emploring prayer and statement of the text.
This arrangement can also be used for accompaniment to the original Chorale, remaining in the original Eb major key signature. Knowledge of the original piece will be of great benefit to the performer and conductor alike.