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Russian Christmas Music

By Alfred Reed

Concert Band - Grade 5
Composed by Alfred Reed (1921-2005). Concert Band; Performance Music Ensemble; Single Titles. Belwin Classic Band. Christmas; Masterwork Arrangement; Multicultural; Winter. Part(s); Score. 296 pages. Duration 15:00. Belwin Music #00-FXB219. Published by Belwin Music (AP.FXB219).

Item Number: AP.FXB219


The theme carefully explored by Alfred Reed in this repertoire standard is Carol of the Little Russian Children which is an ancient Russian Christmas carol. You can hear four distinct sections originally called Children's Carol, Antiphonal Chant, Village Song and Cathedral Chorus all joined in this continuous contemporary setting. The almost overwhelming sound picture with varied tone colors and brilliant brass choir sounds is a classic in every sense. Russian Christmas Music by Alfred Reed is a worthy addition to the Belwin Classic Band series. This recording compliments of the United States Air Force Band, Col. Lowell Graham, conductor.

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  • 5

    Lucy - oboe
    Pacific Northwest USA/Canada
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  • December 05, 2011 Show Stopper

    This piece by Alfred Reed is a absolute show stopper. Gorgeous! It provides the band with a "skies the limit" opportunity to perform and gives the audience a musical experience that they won't quickly forget. Just amazingly beautiful.

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