Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Felix Mendelsohnn
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This was written for 5 trumpets when I went on tour with the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama Jazz Department at Christmas 2009. We visited Mumbles, Cardiff, Brecon and so on, playing jazzed up versions of christmas carols. This piece was designed to have interesting chords, hence I have labeled it under jazz. We played it in a church, and each of the players were positioned fairly far apart. The music transfers phrases from one part to the other rapidly giving it an almost surround-sound modern fanfare sort of feel. If you have any queries, please feel free to leave a comment or contact me.

Score ID
Felix Mendelsohnn
Year of composition
Charles Wesley
Difficult (Grades 7+)
3 minutes
Brass quartet

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