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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:

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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

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