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Knowles, Brian R: We Three Kings. SATB (PRINTED VERSION)


SATB and Piano (with divisions)

This PRINTED version is available to purchase as a regular sheet music title for delivery by post.


We Three Kings was written in 1968 for the Herbert Shiner School, Petworth, where Brian Knowles was Head of Music. Adapting the words of a much-loved Victorian carol to a new and unashamedly popular and accessible setting for unison voices and piano, it soon became a seasonal favourite, both there and later at The Royal Naval School (now The Royal School), where Knowles was Composer-in-Residence. Further acclaim followed in 2010, when it was performed live on the Alan Titchmarsh Show, and published by Stainer & Bell (ref. W225). This new arrangement, for SATB choir and piano, may also be performed with a dual-purpose orchestral accompaniment equally suited to the unison version, and available from the Stainer & Bell hire library (ref. HL398). The scoring is for double woodwind, four horns and trumpet, timpani, glockenspiel, xylophone, harp and strings.


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