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Veni Veni Emmanuel

ALL HARPS INTERMEDIATE

Haunting plainchant melody embellished with LH arpeggios, harmonics and lush chords.  Read more details below.  You Tube provided by Christa Grix.

$8.00

Description

The words and text of the beloved hymn O Come, O Come Emmanuel evolved separately. The earliest surviving evidence of the text was published in Cologne in 1710, and the earliest surviving evidence of the hymn is from a 15th century French manuscript. The hymn and text were paired in1851 by Thomas Helmore (1811-1890), who first published Veni Veni Emmanuel in the Hymnal Noted. The poetic beauty of the text combined with this evocative plainchant has resulted in a beautiful musical accompaniment to the season of Advent for over 150 years. Harmonics, grace notes and a moving LH.  Lush chords.

This arrangement, for the intermediate harpist, has an arpeggiated left hand bass which accompanies the lyrical melody in the right hand. 

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