Come, Ye Thankful People

SAATBB a cappella


This hymn, often sung at Thanksgiving, was arranged by Nathan Howe in 2006.  If you have used the previous Grate Music edition of this piece, you will notice that this newly revised edition includes lyrics for an additional verse by the original lyricist.

The version in A flat is recommended for most choirs; however, for choirs with weaker high sections and strong, low basses and altos, the G flat arrangement may work better.

For performance, the men’s and women’s sections should be separated at least slightly, preferably side by side rather than front and back, so that the antiphonal effect can be heard clearly.

Please note that the MIDI and mp3 files run through the song only once.

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