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Be Thou My Vision is a traditional Christian hymn of Irish origin. Its text, translated into English by Eleanor Hull in 1912, is often attributed to six-century poet Dallán Forgaill, and the music to which these words are set is a traditional Irish folk tune called Slane. 


The arranger, Andrew E. Lawson writes, ‘From the rich lyrics, to the hauntingly beautiful melody, this hymn has been one of my personal favorites for many years. This arrangement for brass quintet was commissioned by two dear friends of mine, Fernando and Rebecca Rosales, and was performed at their wedding ceremony during a Unity Candle lighting.’


The flexible instrumentation means the work can be performed by a variety of different ensembles.


PDF download includes score and full set of parts.


The sheet music for this is available from Solid Brass Music Company at


Difficulty Level: Easy



Part 1 - Trumpet (includes parts in Bb & C)

Part 2 - Trumpet (includes parts in Bb & C)

Part 3 - Horn (includes parts in Eb & F)

Part 4 - Trombone (includes treble & bass clef parts)

Part 5 - Tuba (includes Eb & Bb and treble & bass clef parts)

Be Thou My Vision - Brass Quintet (Traditional arr. Andrew E. Lawson)

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