O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Orchestration

by Sovereign Grace Music

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Original words (vs. 1 & 2) translated by John M. Neal (1851)
Alternate and additional words (vs. 3-5) by Steve Cook and Bob Kauflin Music: Veni Emmanuel
Arranged by Joe Brownlee
Based on the recording from the Sovereign Grace Music album Prepare Him Room
Original recorded version and more resources: sovereigngracemusic.org/Songs/O_Come,_O_Come,_Emmanuel/40


released November 6, 2014

While this arrangement is based on the Sovereign Grace Music recording Prepare Him Room, this chart has some changes to facilitate congregational singing. The key has been raised from C minor to D minor, but this package includes alternate versions in the original key of C minor and the guitar-friendly key of E minor as well.
This arrangement has these important differences from the recording:
1. An introduction has been added.
2. A simple keyboard part has been provided for the first verse to allow the congregation to sing rather than the
a capella statement of the first verse on the recording.
3. The last two measures have optional chords so as not to end the song a capella, if desired.
Other than these changes, this chart follows the form and style of the recording. This chart can be used to perform the song exactly like the recording by skipping the intro, directing the instruments not to play until measure 13, and directing the instruments not to play the last two measures.

Chart form: Intro-V1-V2-C-V3-C-V4-C-V5-C
Recording form: V1-V2-C-V3-C-V4-C-V5-C

New Life Charts provide flexibility for use with large or small musical groups. Three-part vocals are provided for use with worship team or choir. The rhythm section charts can be used alone, or various instrumental groups can be added. The Core Horn Section parts provide a jazzy sound suitable for standalone use. The other instrumental parts can be used alone or in addition to the horn section to scale the sound up to a full orchestra. Several substitution parts are provided, allowing charts to be used with a variety of instrumentations.

Rhythm Section Parts:
❏ Lead Sheet – Three-part vocals with chords for worship leaders, vocalists, and rhythm section players who prefer to follow the words.
❏ Rhythm – For rhythm section players who can read a chart.
❏ Acoustic Guitar – For acoustic guitar when using a capo on
charts where needed.
❏ Piano-Vocal – For pianists who read by note. This includes the
vocals and chords.
❏ Keyboard String Reduction – For keyboard players to use in
place of or to supplement a string section.
❏ Percussion

Choral Parts
The octavo can be used independently with a keyboard only, with a full rhythm section, and/or in combination with full or partial orchestra.
❏ Octavo

Core Horn Section Parts:
The top five parts can be used alone as the core horn section. Add the bottom part for an optimum horn section sound. The recommended instrumentation appears in bold, but substitute instruments as shown to fit the available players. Follow the marked articulations for style.
❏ Trumpet 1
❏ Trumpet 2 or Alto Sax 1
❏ Alto Sax 2 or Trumpet 3
❏ Tenor Sax 1 or Trombone 1
❏ Trombone 2 or Tenor Sax 2
❏ Baritone Sax or Bass Trombone

Additional Brass Parts:
Add any of these parts for a full brass section.
❏ French Horns 1, 2, & 3
❏ Trombone 3 (Euphonium) or Tenor Sax 3 ❏ Tuba

Woodwind Parts:
These parts are a full woodwind section. If there are only three players, cover the top three parts. The bottom part is optional.
❏ Flutes1&2
❏ Oboe or Clarinet 3 (Soprano Sax)
❏ Clarinets 1 & 2
❏ Bass Clarinet or Bassoon

String Parts:
These parts provide a full string section that can be used alone. The String Bass part is optional.
❏ Violin 1
❏ Violin 2
❏ Viola or Violin 3 ❏ Cello
❏ String Bass


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