"LA MARCHE DE TROIS ROIS MAGES"
by - G. Bizet-
(Far away, what splendour comes this way)
Arranged for guitar, with variations by Byron Zeliotis
The composer of this melody is anonymous. It might have been composed in the seventeenth century by Jean Batiste Lully. George Bizet used the theme in his Arlesienne suites.
Over the years words were then added to create the popular carols:" La Marche des trois Rois Mages", "Far away, what splendour comes this way".
I have arranged the melody for guitar and added a few colourful variations. I also include the lyrics in French and English.