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This rousing fanfare prelude for Brass Band and optional Organ by Kenneth Downie is based on the monumental hymn Now thank we all our God, which dates from 17th century Germany. The arrangement is featured on the CD Classic Hymns for Orchestra - The Symphonic Music of Kenneth Downie (available here) as a symphonic brass setting.


The arranger writes: 'The depth of the words is underpinned by the grandeur of the music, so I have tried to reflect the same regal approach in my setting for brass band.'


This arrangement will be an ideal opener or prelude for concerts or church services.


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PDF download includes score and parts.


Sheet music available from:

UK -



Difficulty Level: 2nd Section +

Length: 3.15 minutes


PDF download includes additional parts as listed below. Full set including score available here. 


Alternative Parts included in this download:

Solo Horn F

1st Horn F

2nd Horn F

1st Baritone B.C.

2nd Baritone B.C.

1st Trombone B.C.

2nd Trombone B.C.

Euphonium B.C.

Tuba 1 B.C.

Tuba 2 B.C.

Fanfare Prelude - Now thank we all our God arr. Downie (Additional Parts)

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