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John Rutter’s popular choral benediction is based on Numbers 6:24-26, and has here been arranged for brass band by Andrew Wainwright. It is a setting of a biblical benediction, followed by an extended ‘Amen’. Rutter originally scored the piece for four vocal parts (SATB) and organ. He composed it in 1981 for the memorial service of Edward T. Chapman, the director of music at Highgate School, London, with whom he had studied when he attended the school.


To view a rolling score video with Wellington Brass performing the work please visit


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


Sheet music available from:

UK -



Difficulty Level: 4th Section +


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.

The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Brass Band - Additional Parts) John Rutter

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