Perc from Good King Wenceslas for brass band

4 minutes
Classical music

The origins of the music of this spring carol lie in the 13th century and most likely emanate from Scandinavia. A few centuries’ later words were added to make it into the popular Christmas carol of Good King Wenceslas. This band piece is a development from Al Wilson’s cheeky GKW quintet (published on this website) and attempts to play the metamorphosis across these seven or so centuries to Al’s intervention. Not serious. Not memorable. Just stupid. A throw-away number for those numerous concert programmes at that seasonal time of year. Enjoy your turkey and port!

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