Sheet Music: Far, Far O'er Hill and Dell

TitleFar, Far O'er Hill and Dell
Alternate titlesFar Over the Hill and Dale
Spanish Hymn
Madrid
Come, Ye Children of the Lord
Come Christians, Join to Sing
Blessed Savior, Thee I Love
ComposerTraditional Spanish
InstrumentationFlute trio
KeyG major
RangeG4–D6
Time signature2/4
Tempo56 BPM
Performance time1:10
Difficulty leveleasy
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Date added2016-04-10
Last updated2016-04-10
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Hymn tunes, Traditional/Folk

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Sunday 10 April 2016

Tune of the Day: Far, Far O'er Hill and Dell

Traditional Spanish tune, arranged for flute trio

This traditional Spanish tune has been used as the music to several hymns, including “Come Christians, Join to Sing”, “Come, Ye Children of the Lord”, and “Blessed Savior, Thee I Love”. The most widely used arrangement of this melody, known as “Madrid” or simply as “Spanish Hymn”, was written in 1824 by English composer Benjamin Carr.

The present arrangement for three flutes is taken from Blake's Young Flutist's Magazine, published in 1833.