I will sing of the mercies - by Fred and John Fillmore, arranged for Brass Quintet by Dwight Tibbetts.
The words of the chorus of this song come from Psalm 89:1: “I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever”.
The composer of the tune and the author of the lyrics of this hymn are unknown. Fred & James Fillmore were brothers living in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. Both of them were ministers and traveling music teachers, teaching piano, organ, and singing in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, and elsewhere. Together, they started a music company called The Fillmore Brothers Publishing Company, and they published a magazine that included some of the new songs they wrote.
Since James wrote more music than Fred did, it is assumed that’s why this song was credited to James. But, recently this song has been discovered in one of Fred’s collections of gospel songs. Whichever brother wrote this hymn – if either brother wrote it, this song was forgotten until it was rediscovered in the late 1950s… when youth groups, Sunday School classes, and Vacation Bible Schools started singing it again.
Here in another great arrangement for Brass Quintet by Mr. Tibbetts.
This product is available for digital download only - the item includes :
- Score (9 pages)
- 1. Trumpet part in Bb
- 2. Trumpet part in Bb
- French Horn part
- Trombone part in bass clef
- Tuba part