THAXTED harmonization request(s)
  • Adam WoodAdam Wood
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    1. Is there a "standard" SATB/hymnal arrangement of Holst's THAXTED?

    2. Would anybody want to write an acapella TTBar arrangement (three verses) that I could use for a recording of my Ascension Hymn?
  • Liam
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    1. To me, "standard" is what Holst intended: unison singing of the cantabile melody, with the counterpoint of broad accompaniment - IMO, SATB writing would obscure that counterpoint.

    2. You can also consult here: https://hymnary.org/tune/thaxted_holst
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  • JonathanKKJonathanKK
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    Previous forum discussion on a 4-part harmonization HERE.
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  • ghmus7
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    There is a pretty good choral arrangement by Richatd Proulx fro GIA.

    Here is my alternate harmonization

    https://www.sheetmusicplus.com/title/thaxted-o-god-beyond-all-praising-alternative-harmonization-digital-sheet-music/21728721
  • francisfrancis
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    OK... really don't like this hymn at all... (imho it should stay in the Planets where it belongs), but I have to play it today for a wedding so I made a quick down and dirty arrangement with "almost" proper voice leading. (difficult to do maintaining integral minimilism and the dominating C pedal point throughout, but, hey... dropping thirds and other oddities of the harmony make it what it is) It is sized to fit (because I now play from) a 10" iPad.
  • CharlesW
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    There is an anthem arrangement that in reality has verses like the hymn. I dread mentioning the name of the arranger since I would get less flack if I named Beelzebub. It was arranged by Mary McDonald of big hair fame. It's not bad and easily learned and sung.