Mendelssohn Motets: 1 Weihnachten [Christmas Day]

Felix Mendelssohn arr. David Grace
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
1 minute
Classical music
Brass band
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The first of six 8-part motets arranged for brass set around the Christian year. This relates to Christmas Day. Some doubling of parts allows for variations in instrumentation.

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