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.


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


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)

Beati Quorum Via (Brass Sextet) C.V. Stanford trs. Jonathan Corry