Abide with me (2012)

US 423 (October 2014) 
Duration: approx. 3:30

This Euphonium Solo is a three verse presentation of William H. Monk's well-known tune scored for Unity Series band. 

The suggested verses to be linked with the arrangement are:

Abide with me; fast falls the eventide;
The darkness deepens; Lord, with me abide!
When other helpers fail, and comforts flee,
Help of the helpless, O abide with me!

Swift to its close ebbs out life's little day;
Earth's joys grow dim, its glories pass away;
Change and decay in all around I see;
O thou who changest not, abide with me! 

Hold thou thy cross before my closing eyes;
Shine through the gloom, and point me to the skies;
Heaven's morning breaks, and earth's vain shadows flee;
In life, in death, O Lord, abide with me!

Henry Francis Lyte (1793-1847)
SA Songbook 670 (Tune: Abide with me TB 517)

The band parts are moderately easy (grades 3-4) and the soloist part has a greater range than that of the band (approx. grades 5-6) but has optional lower ossia notes for soloists not comfortable in the higher register.

 Computer generated track

WAV Abide with Me 02.mp3

Score sample
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