Hark the Glad Sound
The tune for “Hark, the Glad Sound” is most commonly known as Chesterfield, or in some hymnals called Richmond. the first phrase of the hymn, “Hark, the Glad Sound! The Savior comes,” is a perfect expression of the Advent and Christmas season. This arrangement explores a simple, yet varied treatment of the melody with stopped sounds to add contrast in the middle section. 79 measures in length, this piece is set in Eb Major.