The Big Book of Christmas Carols I for String Orchestra

By: Trad.
For: String orchestra
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Composer
Trad.
Arranger
Lyricist
Joel Jacklich
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
21 minutes
Genre
Classical music
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It’s the Christmas holiday season, and musicians throughout Christendom get ready to serenade congregations in churches, shoppers in malls, and party goers at festive receptions. Here is Volume I, with 22 of the best known carols for the Christmas season arranged for string orchestra.

  • Note: In Volume I, for "Angels We Have Heard on High" and "Away In a Manger (3)" (American version), the string bass part is obligatory, as it is sufficiently different from the cello part. All other pieces may be played without string bass if necessary.

A Further note: These same carols have also been arranged for brass quintet. Volume I is located at: www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=115708&storeid=452 Volume II is located at: www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=115709&storeid=452 SOME share the same key and may be played together as a mass ensemble; however, SOME have been arranged in DIFFERENT keys to better suit the instruments for which they were arranged (flat keys for brass, sharps for string).

Carols in Volume I are: 1. Angels We Have Heard on High* 2. Away in a Manger (German) 3. Away in a Manger (British) 4. Away in a Manger (American)* 5. The Boar’s Head carol 6. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella 7. Carol of the Bells 8. Come, All Ye Shepherds 9. Deck the Hall 10. Echo Carol 11. The First Noel 12. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 13. Good Christian Men, Rejoice (In Dulci Jubilo) 14. Good King Wenceslas 15. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing 16. Here We Come A-Wassailing 17. Huron Indian Carol: Jesos Ahatonhia 18. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day 19. I Saw Three Ships 20. In a Manger He Is Lying 21. Infant so Gentle 22. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

Volume II will continue the alphabetic listing with 18 more carols J-W, for a total of 40 in all.

Volume II is located at: www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=115889&storeid=452

Volume II contains the following carols: 23. Jingle Bells 24. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas 25. Joy to the World 26. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming 27. Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child (The Coventry Carol) 28. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste, Fideles) 29. O Come, Little Children 30. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 31. O, Little Town of Bethlehem (American) 32. O, Little Town of Bethlehem (British) 33. O Sactissima 34. O Tannenbaum 35. Silent Night 36. Up on the House Top 37. A Virgin Unspotted 38. We Three Kings of Orient Are 39. We Wish You a Merry Christmas 40. What Child Is This?

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Funeral March from the Sonata in B-Flat Minor, Op. 35, The Big Book of Christmas Carols II for String Quartet, Amapola, The Big Book of Christmas Carols II for String Orchestra, Ave Maria (Medium Voice and String Orchestra) G, America, the Beautiful, The Carman's Whistle, The Big Book of Christmas Carols III for String Orchestra, The Prince of Denmark’s March (Viola Solo in String Quartet, Transposed to B-flat), Blue Danube Waltzes, Op. 314 (String Orchestra), Pavane, Op. 50, Bi-Ba-Bützemann, Semper Paratus (official song of the U.S. Coast Guard), The Big Book of Christmas Carols II for Brass Quintet, What do you with a drunken sailor?, Wiener Blut Waltzes, Op. 354 for String Quartet, La donna e mobile (for string quartet) Easier Key Bb, Torna a Surriento (Come Back to Sorrento), Pavane, Op. 50 (String Quartet), The Big Book of Christmas Carols I for Brass Quintet, Hungarian Dance #5, Evening Prayer (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), "Goin’ Home" ("New World" Symphony, Mvt. II) EASIER KEY-D, arranged for string orchestra, Funeral March for a Marionette (Sax Quartet), Semper Fidelis, La Golondrina (SATB), The Midshipmite, The Holy City (String Quartet), Royal Fireworks Music, Overture (Saxophone Quartet, AATB), Royal Fireworks Music, La Rejouissance (Clarinet Quartet), Badinerie from the Second Orchestral Suite (String Quartet), Little Fugue in G Minor, BWV 578, Royal Fireworks Music, Minuets I & II (Clarinet Quartet), Radetzky March, Op. 228, Wedding Processional, Op. 21 (1889), Sailing, Sailing (Over the Bounding Main), Medley of Popular American Children’s Songs, Royal Fireworks Music, Overture (Clarinet Quartet), Susy, Little Susy (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), Bruder, komm und tanz mit mir (from the opera Hansel und Gretel), Grün, grün sind alle meine kleider, Concerto in C Major for Four Guitars (Unaccompanied), Concerto in D Major for Four Guitars (Unaccompanied), A quoi bon la richesse (from Cendrillon) for voice, violin, and piano, Two-Part Invention, No. 1 (arr. for violin & viola), Io Te Vurria Vasa (I Know I'm Only Dreaming), Air from the Third Orchestral Suite (arr. for string quintet of 3 violins, viola, and cello), Ave Maria (Two Flutes and Cello) G, Radetzky March, Op.228 (Clarinet Quartet), Annen Polka, Op. 117 (Clarinet Quartet), Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257 (A Musical Joke), The Prince of Denmark’s March (EASIER KEY [Bb] FOR AMATEUR TRUMPET), Water Music Suite, No. 3a, Allegro Deciso (F), Tritsch Tratsch Polka, Roses from the South, Op. 388, Mattinata, Rigaudon & Trio from the Water Music, Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Chamber Orchestra), O mio babbino caro from "Gianni Schicchi" arranged for String Quartet and Harp, Concerto in A Minor (3rd Mvt.), Ave Maria (Voice with Solo Viola Accompaniment) Bb, Ave Maria (Voice with Solo Viola Accompaniment) Bb-EASIER, Ave Maria (Voice and Solo Cello) G, Habanera from "Carmen" for String Quartet, Waltz from Sleeping Beauty, Tritsch Tratsch Polka (Sax Quartet), Voi, che sapete from "Le Nozze di Figaro", O Sole Mio, Perpetuum Mobile, Op. 257 (Clarinet Quartet), Thunder and Lightning Polka (arr. for Saxophone Quartet--2A,T,B), Thunder and Lightning Polka (arr. for Clarinet Quartet), Symphony in C, III, Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 (Arr. for String Quartet), Ave Maria (1599) (3 violins, viola, and cello), L'Acceso (arranged for string quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), The Prince of Denmark’s March (Original Key D), Two-part Invention in C Major in the Style of J. S. Bach, Je suis déshéritée (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), Ciribiribin (for String Quartet), Largo from The Four Season's "Winter" (for String Quintet - 3 violins, solo viola, & cello), Funiculi, Funicula, Ein Kleines Liebeslied, Wedding March from "The Marriage of Figaro", Minuets I & II in G & g from the Notebook of Anna Magdalena Bach (arranged for String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, & cello), Salut d’Amour, Adagio from the Oboe Concerto in D Minor (Arr. for Solo Cello, 3 Violins, and Viola), Passacaglia in g (Long Notes - Revised) (String Quintet - 3 Violins, Viola, and Cello), The Navy Hymn ("Eternal Father, Strong to Save"), Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, No. 1, Heart Wounds, Two Elegiac Melodies, Op. 34, No. 2, The Last Spring, Largo from the Mandolin Concerto in D Major, R.V. 93 (String Quintet - 3 Violins, Viola, Cello), Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 for Solo Violin and String Orchestra, Overture to "Iolanthe" (String Quartet), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Stg. Qrt.), Santa Lucia, Royal Fireworks Music, La Rejouissance, Overture to "The Pirates of Penzance" (String Quartet), Passacaglia in g (String Quintet - 3 Violins, Viola, and Cello), Ave Verum Corpus, K.618, String Quartet, Gigue (String Quintet - 3 violins, viola, and cello), Water Music Suite, No. 16, Menuetto I (g min.), Panis Angelicus, String Quartet, Laudate Dominum, K. 339 (for Soprano and String Quartet), Overture to "H. M. S. Pinafore" (String Trio), Las Campanas de Belén (SAB), La Golondrina (String Quartet), Alleluja from the motet "Exultate, jubilate", K. 165, arranged for string quartet alone, Royal Fireworks Music, La Paix, Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in cello) G, Adiós, Mamá Carlota (SAB Chorus with Guitar and String Bass Accompaniment), The Big Book of Christmas Carols III for Brass Quintet, Air from the Third Orchestral Suite, arr. for String Quartet, March and Procession of Bacchus from the ballet Sylvia (Piano), Romanza Andaluza, Op. 22, No. 1 arr. for TWO Solo Violins and String Orchestra, Water Music Suite, No. 2, Adagio e staccato (d min.), Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in viola) G, Overture to "H. M. S. Pinafore" (String Quartet), Ave Maria (String Trio w/solo in violin) G, Water Music Suite III in G for String Quartet (COMPLETE: Nos. 12, 13, 16, 17, 18), Hail to the Chief, Bridal Chorus from "Lohengrin" for String Quartet, Water Music Suite II in D for String Quartet (COMPLETE: Nos. 10, 11, 19, 14, 15), Celtic Medley No. 1 for Solo Violin with Guitar and String Bass accompaniment, Suite of Spanish Christmas Carols for Two Flutes and String Orchestra, Komm, süsser Tod (String Quartet), Coronation March from The Prophet, for String Quartet, Pastores, Venid (SAB), Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, "Goin’ Home" ("New World" Symphony, Mvt. II) EASIER KEY D MAJOR, Träumerei (String Quartet), Royal Fireworks Music, Bourrée, Wedding Tarantella (String Quartet), Ave Maria (Solo Violin in String Quartet. w/opt. Voice/Piano) G, "Goin’ Home" ("New World" Symphony, Mvt. II) ORIGINAL KEY Db, Water Music Suite, No. 7, Bourrée (F), Miserere (arranged for String Quartet), Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (SATB Choir w/String Quartet), Country Dance No. 4 (for Two French Horns), Country Dance No. 2 (for Two French Horns), Crown With Thy Benediction (for String Quartet), Ave Maria on the First Prelude of J. S. Bach (String Quartet. plus Voice and Kbd.) F, Water Music Suite, No. 18, Cantabile & Affettuoso (G), Water Music Suite, No. 17, Menuetto II (g min.), Water Music Suite, No. 14, Lentement (D), Water Music Suite, No. 13, Rigaudon (G), Water Music Suite, No. 12, Menuetto (D), Water Music Suite, No. 10, Allegro (D), Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring (Vln Solo), Water Music Suite, No. 9, Dialogue (d min.), Water Music Suite, No. 4, Menuetto and Trio (F), Water Music Suite, No. 6, Menuetto and Trio (F), Water Music Suite, No. 8, Hornpipe (F), Ode to Joy (Hymn) for String Quartet, Etude in C and A la Nanita Nana (SATB)

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