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The vibrant hymn of Maltbie D. Babcock (1858-1901) has been linked for more than a century to the English folk melody, Terra Beata. This colourful and climactic setting by William Himes emulates the concept of ’text painting’, wherein the music strives to reflect the literal meaning of the lyrics.


This is my Father’s world, and to my listening ears

All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres. 


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

Percussion 1-2

This is my Father's World (Brass Band) arr. William Himes

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