Most of the Hymns associated with the High Holy days of Christmas and Easter are found in
this package of virtuoso descants. These descants are intended to be played in the stratosphere,
as recorded by the composer, but most can be realized an octave lower. Parts are supplied for B-Flat piccolo
trumpet and D or E-Flat trumpet, as is appropriate for the key. I prefer to use the A / Bb piccolo trumpet.
The Hymns as found in the Episcopal Hymnal 1982: May Jesus Christ be praised * All hail the power of Jesus' name
* Praise God from whom all blessings flow * Come thou almighty King * O God our help in ages past
* Angels we have heard on high * Hark, the Herald Angels sing * In Dulci Jubilo * Joy to the World
* Angels from the realms of glory * Easter Hymn * Come ye thankfull people come * Praise to the Lord *
Now thank we all our God * The strife Is o'er, the battle won * He Is risen, *
God of the prophets, bless the prophet's son * We gather together to ask the Lord's blessing *
The Lord will come and not be slow * Crown him with many crowns * How firm a foundation *
Come Holy Ghost, creator blest * Jesus shall reign where 'er the sun * Lift up your heads, ye mighty gates *
Love divine, all loves excelling * Welcome happy morning! age to age shall say * Westminster Abbey *
A word about the stereophonic recordings from B-Flat Music Production. Our recordings
are produced using a pair of Crown PCM Pressure Zone Boundary Mics, which enable all the musicians
to sound as if they are all equally close to the mic. The resulting signal is fed into a stereo
Tascam mixer. Our first processor was an outboard two channel unit, recording direct to digital
audio on a Beta Video Machine. When the Akai Dr4d Hard Drive recorder became availabe we switched
to this newer format. As a matter of principle, we allowed no further tampering with the signal,
except for a "room size" digital environment: No compression, limiting, or dolby noise reduction.
These descants have been recorded on Cd by the author.
(See Recordings) See review, Fall '96, Intl. Trumpet Guild Journal
"PRAISE HIM WITH THE SOUND OF THE TRUMPET - Vol. I
Descants For Forty Famous Hymns
The recording contains thirty one of the World's best-loved hymns, for trumpet and pipe organ,
complete with high, florid descants composed by Hunt. Recorded live, direct-to-digital, utilizing a two-mic PZM,
stereophonic technique. The organ at the Damascus United Methodist Church, Damascus, Md.
The Play-Along, Organ accompaniment Cd for thirty six best-loved Hymns.
A GREAT WAY FOR YOU to practice the hymn or descant with the organ accompaniment.
Parts are supplied for B-Flat piccolo trumpet and D or E-Flat trumpet, as is appropriate for the key.
I prefer to use the B-flat or A-piccolo tpt.