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Heavenly Descants Publications is proud to announce the launching of the 2022 digital edition!!!
In concert pitch, it can be used for C Trumpet, Flute, Violin, and more.
It contains all the original Heavenly Descants plus additional content including the additional addendum for use with the Glory to God! hymnal (PC-USA) as well as additional pages not previously released.
Whether you prefer practicing and performing from a smart device, or simply having the digital edition handy to print pages as you need them, this volume is for you!
The 2022 digital edition (in C) of Heavenly Descants can be purchased alone, or in a bundle with the hard copy of the book.
Susan Sievert Messersmith.
“This is a superb resource for any church that uses a trumpeter: if he isn’t prepared, at least you will be. Each of the 118 descants is written to fit the harmonies of most hymnals. There are a few Christmas and Easter hymns, but the general contents are what make this so valuable. There is hardly a commonly sung hymn not included, so there could not possibly be an excuse not to use the trumpeter. Messersmith is a former member of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra, so she certainly knows her craft and has tested each of these descants herself. The engraving is beautiful, the printing is clear, and none of the descants is difficult. You can’t lose this with one.”
Rollin Smith, The American Organist magazine
Reproduced with permission
Find out what’s included in Heavenly Descants for Trumpet and see sample pages with the links below.
This is the most comprehensive trumpet descant book on the market, and will pay for itself the first time you use it. It will be the “go-to” book in every trumpet player’s music bag for church service gigs, as well as weddings.
These original trumpet descants have been cross-referenced with the harmonies from 5 different hymnals (primarily Episcopal, Lutheran and Methodist) with some references to a few other hymnals. Each descant has the various hymn numbers listed at the bottom of the page; no testing necessary!