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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.


The arrangement sounds a semi-tone down from the original choral setting although otherwise maintains the same format, so can be performed with choir if they sing down a semi-tone.


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


PDF download includes score and parts. Additional parts (Horn in F and Baritone, Trombone, Euphonium & Tuba in Bass Clef) available here.


Sheet music available from:

UK -



Difficulty Level: 4th Section +

Length: 2.50 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



The Lord Bless You and Keep You (Brass Band) John Rutter arr. Andrew Wainwright

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