Once in Royal David’s City (IRBY) – violin or cello


This beloved Christmas carol arrangement was commissioned by violinist Sarah York. She needed a contemplative prelude for a Christmas service. In this arrangement, the familiar carol tune is passed back and forth between piano and violin (or cello), creating mesmerizing layers of echoed melody.

tune: IRBY by Henry J. Gauntlett
arranged by Greg Scheer
for Sarah York
copyright December 2021