O Jesus, I Have Promised (ANGEL’S STORY)

“O Jesus, I Have Promised” was written by the Anglican cleric John Ernest Bode (1816-1874), with the accompanying hymn tune “ANGEL’S STORY” written by Arthur Henry Mann (1850-1929), organist and director of music at King’s College Chapel, Cambridge, from 1876 until 1929 and founder of its renowned Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols since 1918.

Here, following an introduction based on melodic fragments, this lovely tune is presented three times: 1) by trumpets alternating on the melody accompanied by horn, trombone, and tuba; 2) by trio of horn, trombone, and tuba; and 3) following a modulating transition, by full ensemble with melodic ornamentation/variation in the first trumpet part.

Score, parts (Bb tpt. 1, Bb tpt. 2, F horn, tbn, tuba) — $12.99