Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming: for trombone quintet

Arranged by Russell McKinney

3 tenor, 2 bass trombones

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Publisher: Cherry Classics Music
Date of Publication: 1995 / 2018

Score and parts

Primary Genre: Trombone Ensembles - 5 trombones

This popular hymn is presented in two verses, the first mostly homophonic and the second with complementary countermelody. The first part never has the melody and subsequently there is some voice crossing; it does not detract. At times the harmonic thirds are scored a bit low which might sound dense. The top three parts are written in tenor clef. The first part ascends to c2, the second to g1, and the bass to FF. Clear dynamics, breath marks, and phrasing, combined with a B-flat key signature make this quite playable. This is a solid arrangement that will work well for quintet or ensemble.

Reviewer: David Stern
Review Published June 19, 2023