Brightly Beams Our Father’s Mercy

2-part chorus (flexible) with piano and violin duet

 

Philip Paul Bliss’s gorgeous hymn Brightly Beams our Father’s Mercy describes the Christian obligation to reflect the Savior’s light and help others find Him.  This new arrangement is simple enough to be sung by youth choirs, but it is beautiful and interesting enough for experienced choirs to use in Sunday meetings or special conferences.  This arrangement was written for an upcoming conference of the Greeley, Colorado Stake.

The voicing is flexible; the 2-part arrangement may be used as SA, TB, or 2-part mixed.  It may also be sung as a duet or small group, though the voices would require amplification.

Violin 2 can be played entirely in first position.  Violin 1 requires occasional shifting.  Both parts are accessible for experienced student violinists.  If two violins are not available, other C instruments may be substituted.  Performance without the violin parts is not recommended.

For those who are interested, a few notes about the composition are available.

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