Irish composer Sir Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924) was a music teacher and conductor of the late Romantic Era. Educated at the University of Cambridge, he became one of the founding professors of the Royal College of Music (RCM) - some of his most famous pupils being Gustav Holst and Ralph Vaughan-Williams. The Motet Beati Quorum Via is the third and best-known of Stanford's Three Motets, Op 38. Based on latin text from Psalm 119 v.1:
Beati quorum via integra est:
qui ambulant in lege Domini
Blessed are they whose road is straight,
who walk in the law of the Lord.
The prayer-like serenity of this work makes it work well for brass sextet.
PDF download includes score and full set of parts.
Sheet music available from:
UK - www.brassband.co.uk
USA - www.solidbrassmusic.com
Difficulty Level: Easy
Part 1 - Trumpet/Cornet in Bb
Part 2 - Trumpet/Cornet in Bb
Part 3 - Horn (includes parts in Eb & F)
Part 4 - Trombone (includes bass clef & Bb treble clef parts)
Part 5 - Euphonium (includes bass clef & Bb treble clef parts)
Part 6 - Tuba (includes bass clef & Eb and Bb treble clef parts)