Christmas Carols for All, Volume 3 (for F instruments)

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Various
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Volume 3 of our Christmas collection (the "Blue Book") contains another ten classic Christmas carols that both you and your audience are sure to love.

Be sure to also check out Volumes 1 and 2, each with 10 different carols! (See the Related Scores above)

These holiday favorites can be played with anywhere from 1 to 7 parts, suitable for a single solo, a chamber group, a pickup group for church choir accompaniment, or a full band or orchestra (school, community, or professional). This is one of the most versatile collections you'll ever use!

The carols included in Volume 3 are:

  1. Auld Lang Syne
  2. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
  3. Coventry Carol
  4. Good King Wenceslas
  5. Here We Come A-Caroling (Wassail Song)
  6. It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  7. O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
  8. O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
  9. The Holly and the Ivy
  10. What Child is This (Greensleeves)

Each carol is in its original key, so it is easy to combine these with your own choir or piano/organ parts. Each carol also includes a new original descant counter-melody to feature your soloists and add a unique sound to your performance.

This collection is available in full-score books for C, Bb, Eb, and F instruments (see the Related Scores above for the transposed scores). This allows players to trade parts on different verses and songs. All four transpositions work together, so you can have different instruments playing from different books. Other combinations of instruments, along with individual parts and octave adjustments, are available.

The seven part ranges and descriptions are:

  • Part 1 (F4 - G5): descant. This is a new original counter-melody, traditionally only played on the final verse, but you can play it whenever you want.
  • Part 2 (B3 - F5): main melody. Remember, main melody is part 2, not part 1.
  • Part 3 (A3 - B4): harmony.
  • Part 4 (C3 - Eb4): harmony.
  • Part 5 (F2 - C4): harmony.
  • Part 6 (F2 - F3): harmony.
  • Part 7 (B2 - F4): melody down 1 octave. This doubles the melody, or gives the melody to a lower instrument while all others play harmony.

For each size ensemble, you can mix and match any parts as long as you include at least one melody. A few possibilities:

  • Solo: Part 2.
  • Duet: Part 2 and any other part.
  • Trio: Part 2 and any two harmonies. Part 1, 2, any one harmony.
  • Quartet: Part 2, 3, 4, 5 (standard SATB voicing). Part 2 and any three harmonies. Part 1, 2, any two harmonies.
  • Quintet: Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (full harmony). Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
  • Sextet: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (full harmony with descant). Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
  • Septet: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Score ID
199931
Composer
Various
Year of composition
1878
Year of arrangement
2017
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
19 minutes
Instrumentation
School band
Genre
Classical music
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