The Big Book of Christmas Carols I for Brass Quintet

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It’s the Christmas holiday season, and brass quintets 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. Parts are available for trumpets in both C and B-flat. (At the request of a customer, I have also supplied a tenor saxophone part as a substitute for the french horn.)

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

NOTE: A revised version of Volume I was posted on 9/4/2008. This revised version fixes several errors and also changes the arrangement of "Carol of the Bells" by changing the placement of the repeat signs (and adding harmony) and adding an additional measure in the second ending.

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:

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?

Score ID
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
21 minutes
Brass quintet
Classical music
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