Perhaps most often associated with Christopher Wordsworth’s Easter hymn text, “Alleluia, Alleluia! Hearts to Heaven and Voices Raise,” and his All Saints Day text, “Hark! The Sound of Holy Voices,” Arthur S. Sullivan’s tune LUX EOI may be used with any hymn in D meter.

Best known for his Victorian-era collaborations with dramatist and librettist W.S. Gilbert on comic
operas including H.M.S. Pinafore, The Pirates of Penzance, and The Mikado, Sullivan (1842-1900) displayed prodigious musical talent early in life, writing his first anthem at age eight, joining the Chapel Royal as a chorister at age 12, and earning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at age 14. He later studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, and while still in his teens began building a reputation as a promising young composer.

Among Sullivan’s works are 24 operas, 11 full orchestral works, 10 choral works and oratorios, and
more than 70 hymns and anthems, including the hymn tunes ST. GERTRUDE (“Onward, Christian Soldiers”), FORTUNATUS (“Welcome, Happy Morning”), ST. KEVIN (“Come, Ye Faithful, Raise the Strain”), and the tune that is the basis for this arrangement.

Following an opening fanfare by brass which is answered by organ, the verses proceed as follows: organ accompaniment verse (may be repeated as needed), brass accompaniment verse, penultimate verse (organ accompaniment with countermelody by trumpets), interlude, and final verse (organ with brass
punctuations and conclusion).

Full score, parts for organ, Bb tpt. 1, Bb tpt. 2, F horn, tbn, tuba (8.5×11″ PDF) — $25