top of page

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.


To view a rolling score video of the work please visit


PDF download includes score and parts. Additional parts for Horns in F, and Baritone, Trombone, Euphonium and Tuba in bass clef are available here.


Sheet music available from:

UK -



Difficulty Level: 2nd Section +

Length: 3.15 minutes



Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

1st Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb


Percussion 1-3

Organ (optional)



Fanfare Prelude - Now thank we all our God (Brass Band & Organ) arr. Downie

    bottom of page