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The arranger, Kenneth Downie writes:


‘This music was commissioned by Mike Griffiths, Music Director of Riviera Concert Brass, based in Torquay in Devon, England. It is developed around the hymn tune Margaret, and written in memory of the lady of that name who was a renowned supporter of, and generous donor to the band. 


The graceful melody was written by Timothy Matthews (1826-1910), and it is usually associated with the words of the hymn, the first verse of which says:


Thou didst leave thy throne and thy kingly crown

When thou camest to earth for me;

But in Bethlehem’s home was there found no room

For thy holy nativity,

O come to my heart, Lord Jesus;

There is room in my heart for thee.


I feel that there is a strong emotional core to this lovely tune and any performance should seek to bring out this quality, in a musical manner.’


PDF download includes score and full set of parts.


Sheet music available from:

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Difficulty Level: 4th Section +



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




Margaret - Brass Band (Timothy Matthews arr. Kenneth Downie)

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