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O Holy Night - Cantique de noel - Orchestra + Continuo - MP3 has vocals

Composer
Adolphe Adam
Year of composition
1847
Year of arrangement
2008
Lyricist
none
Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
5 minutes
Genre
Classical music
Instrumentation
Orchestra

This was a realization from a piano score, with some counter melodies added. I have tried to give this very well known carol a Victorian feel with the simple orchestra and over the top brass and altglocken at the end. While this arrangement - for the sake of economy of scale in the score - has no vocal line or lyrics, they are freely available elsewhere. I may well upload a vocal part later! (These MP3 vocals are only an idea of how it works. My intention is to record the vocal properly and remix later).

It should be fun for any amateur orchestra to play in its own right as a piece and in this (transposed) key is good for a (competent) alto or bass/baritone soloist to sing.

Notes about the composer.

Adolphe Charles Adam (July 24, 1803 � May 3, 1856) was a French composer and music critic. He is best known today for his ballets Giselle (1844) and Le Corsaire (1856, his last work), his operas Le postillon de Lonjumeau (1836), Le tor�ador (1849) and Si j’�tais roi (1852, often regarded as his finest work), and his Christmas carol Minuit, Chr�tiens! (O Holy Night) (1847). Adam was also a noted teacher. L�o Delibes was among his pupils.

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