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I was glad was originally a choral introit which is a popular piece in the musical repertoire of the Anglican church. It is traditionally sung in the Church of England as an anthem at the coronation of the British monarch, most recently that of King Charles III in May 2023.


This transcription for brass band combines the choral and accompaniment parts meaning it is playable as a standalone arrangement. An optional organ part is included to augment the brass. The cornet section is divided into two choirs to create an antiphonal effect.


The 'Vivats' are included in this transcription but an optional cut is provided for that section.


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PDF download includes score and parts.


Sheet music available from:

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Difficulty Level: 2nd Section +



Soprano Cornet Eb

Cornets 1-5 Bb (9 players required as a minimum)

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




*Additional transposed parts are available here for Horns in F, and Baritones, Trombones, Euphoniums and Tubas in Bass Clef.

I was glad (Brass Band with optional Organ) Hubert Parry trs. Andrew Wainwright

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