Popular Christmas Descants – For Practice

Here are a collection of recordings to help descants practice for the Christmas season.  Please contact us, if you need one that is not currently available. Each recording consists of an introductory verse, followed by the descant verse with the descant played by a trumpet.

Hark the herald angels sing

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

It came upon a midnight clear

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

O come all ye faithful

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

O Little town of Bethlehem

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Once in royal David’s city

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

While shepherds watch their flocks

 

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

While Shepherds Watched (Winchester Old, Organ & Trumpet Descant, 6 Verses)

While Shepherds Watched Lyrics

1. While shepherds watched their flocks by night,
all seated on the ground;
the angel of the Lord came down,
and glory shone around.

2. “Fear not!” said he, (for mighty dread
had seized their troubled mind):
“Glad tidings of great joy I bring
to you and all mankind.”

3. “To you, in David’s town, this day
is born of David’s line
a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord,
and this shall be the sign:”

4. “The heavenly babe you there shall find
to human view displayed,
all meanly wrapped in swathing bands,
and in a manger laid.”

5. Thus spake the seraph and forthwith
appeared a shining throng
of angels praising God, who thus
addressed their joyful song:

6. “All glory be to God on high,
and to the earth be peace;
good will henceforth from heaven to men
begin and never cease!”

Meter: CM. Lyricist: Nahum Tate (1652 – 1715). Public Domain.

Winchester Old Download

A recording of this hymn is available on Richard Irwin’s album – “From Advent to Epiphany Volume 2” which can be found on AmazonGoogle Play, iTunesSpotify.

 

Click Here to Download

Please Right-Click and Save Link if needed

Video

Streaming Services

To listen using streaming services such as SoundCloud, Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, Tidal, Amazon, Deezer etc. Click Here.