This is a stylized and reverent arrangement of the popular hymn of the same name, “Be Thou My Vision.” The arrangement was written for the Dem Bones trombone ensemble in Mississippi.
This arrangement is written to a moderate grade III level of difficulty, with the first part ranging up to the Bb above the staff. As with most trombone ensemble music in this series, the fourth part is written for Bass Trombone, requiring at least an F attachment to enable the player to play the Eb and the D below the staff.
The tune opens with a bagpipe-style drone reminiscent of when you hear the pipes play “Amazing Grace,” and moves into organ-like four-part harmonies in the chorale and variations sections.
Here is a computerized rendition of the score. This tune has been played in public, we just didn’t get a recording of it. We would be happy to receive an MP3 or video of a recording of your group playing this piece. If it is a good (accurate) playing of this tune, we will be happy to feature it (and your group) on this page.
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