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We Three Kings
Composer
Rev. John Henry Hopkins Jr
Arranger
Dean Jones
Price
£ 24.95
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Difficulty Level
Medium
Instrumentation
Brass Band
Duration
00:00:00
Description

'We Three Kings of Orient Are' is a Christmas carol (technically an Epiphany carol) written by Rev. John Henry Hopkins, Jr. who wrote both the lyrics and the music as part of a Christmas pageant for the General Theological Seminary in New York City.  It was supposedly written as early as 1857 but did not appear in print until his Carols, Hymns and Song was published in 1863. 

In this arrangement by Dean Jones the use of a dance-like idiom creates a lively atmosphere, which is tinged with a Spanish flavour in the central section! 

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