A full score is available (sold separately) as catalog number 28602. Arranged by NY Veteran arranger Jack Gale. The 12 carols include:• We Wish You a Merry Christmas • Deck the Halls • First Noel • O Come All Ye Faithful • Joy to the World • Hark the Herald Angels Sing • O Little Town of Bethlehem • Angels We Have Heard on High • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • We Three Kings • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear • What Child is This
Says the publisher: "Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen and Infant Lowly are given gentle arrangements while the Coventry Carol is treated dramatically."
Category: BRASS QUINTETS
Availability:Ships in 10 to 15 Days
• trumpet 1 in Bb• trumpet 2 in Bb • horn • trombone • tuba • keyboard/synthesizer
Contents:• Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella • Ding Dong! Merrily on High • Go Tell It on the Mountain • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen • Here We Come A-Wassailing • The Huron Carol • I Saw Three Ships • Sussex Carol
Creative arrangements for brass quintet by David Baldwin who often incorporates clever musical fragments from other seasonal pieces. In "Joy to the World" he begins the piece with a quick Hallelujah Chorus reference and moves on to the main holiday theme. The God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/Good King Wenceslas medley also incorporates material from Tchaikowsky's "Nutcracker." These are unique arrangements with interesting counter melodies and accompanimental textures. Some more advanced key changes, technical fingering and tonguing passages, first trumpet plays up to high C above the staff. -pc
Always a hit with audiences and performers, Halferty has added touches of rhythmic spice, dynamic energy and color to make this grade 4 arrangement the highlight of any holiday event! -the publisher
Table of Contents
Foreword by David N. BakerAcknowledgments 1. Growing Up in Missouri 2. King Bros. Circus Band 3. Traveling with the Greatest Show on Earth 4. Juilliard, Studying with William J. Bell 5. Freelancing 101 6. Carol 7. Chamber Music, New York Brass Quintet 8. A New York Professional 9. On Tour with the New York Brass Quintet 10. Family, Friends, and Summer Activities 11. New England Conservatory of Music 12. The Search for TubaRanch 13. Institute for Advanced Musical Studies 14. Bassed in Bloomington 15. Carnegie Hall Recitals 16. Indiana University Retirement 17. Renaissance of the Tuba: A Summary 18. On Being a Teacher 19. Performance Tips 20. Coda Friends and Colleagues Appendix Index
Technical demands are minimal, but meter changes occur throughout and the French horn part does extend to high Ab and Bb above the staff in the "Myn Lyking" movement. Duration: 3:10 minutes.
Category: BRASS QUINTETS
Grade/Level: Grade 3 - Early Intermediate