A brand new and somewhat quirky arrangement of the well-known Christmas Carol. The Trombone and Tuba are given a fair crack of the whip, rather than it being left up to the trumpets all the time!
At letter D the music slips into a Jazz Waltz style and it is important to swing the quavers to gt the full effect, which produces some interesting results. and at letter F, we find ourselves creating a little Hocket, with fragments of the tune passed around the enemble - but without it losing any of its cohesion.
At letter G the music returns (almost) to normal. and this reprise leads to the end.
Please pay attention to all te articulations and slurs, which are very specific to create the effects.
If you are bored with the traditional setting s, then this is for you.
Trumpet/Cornet 1 Trumpet/Cornet 2 Horn in F/Eb Trombone/Euphonium/Baritone (Bass/Treble) Tuba/Eb Bass (Bass/Treble)
Christmas Interlude: This is a medley for brass quintet/wind quintet/String Quintet/String Orchestra of three Christmas carols. Past 3 O'Clock, The Gloucestershire Wassail and Greensleeves. It is intended to be played by most standards of ensemble. All three carols are given my usual slightly quirky treatement and Past 3 O'Clock is used as a linking idea between the carols and as a coda at the end.
A great new addition to your Christmas repertoire.
Away in a Manger: A brand new arrangement, taking a fresh look at this well-known carol. The Trombone and horn and tuba get a bigger share of the tune in this arrangement, while the trumpets are allowed to join in as the trombone's serious face slips a little!
Trumpet/Cornet 1 Trumpet/Cornet 2 Horn in F/Eb Trombone/Euphonium/Baritone (Bass/Treble clef) Tuba/Eb Bass/Bb Bass (Bass/Treble clef)