Woodwind Duet, Woodwind Trio, Woodwind Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Brass Duet, Brass Trio, Brass Quartet, Brass Quintet, Brass Choir or Ensemble, String Duet, String Trio, String Quartet, Concert Band, Full Orchestra, String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Various. Arranged by Randy Calistri-Yeh. Classical Period, Christian, General Worship, Christmas. Score. 98 pages. Published by Custom Chamber Music (S0.272819).
Item Number: S0.272819
Volume 3 of our Christmas collection (the "Blue Book") contains 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!
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 audio clip has an excerpt of one carol performed as a full orchestra, a string quartet, and a woodwind duet.
Other arrangements of these carols, as well as two other volumes of Christmas carols, are available at the publisher link above or at www.customchambermusic.com.
The carols included in Volume 3 are:
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
What Child is This (Greensleeves)
Auld Lang Syne
Good King Wenceslas
Here We Come A-Caroling (Wassail Song)
O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
The Holly and the Ivy
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.
You can mix and match the parts to use it with anywhere from 1 to 7 players, and doubling the parts with other instruments you can support a full orchestra or band.
Part 1: 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: main melody. Remember, main melody is part 2, not part 1.
Parts 3-6: harmonies.
Part 7: 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:
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
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