The Morning Brass Ensemble of Kaneland Harter Middle School, Sugar Grove, Illinois, requested some simple arrangements of Christmas music for holiday concerts at nursing homes and shopping malls. This is a part of the collection written for them.
The three tunes in this item, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, and Good King Wenceslas, are immediately recognizable. The arrangements are specifically designed to be very playable by second-year players, though their use need not be restricted to just young ensembles.
From time to time, all brass groups get asked to play at a community gathering, shopping mall, open house, or something similar, and this could be a handy source of some material to play.
Christmas Quints No. 2
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day
Christmas Quints No. 3
How Great Our Joy (Echo Carol), Once in Royal David's City, As With Gladness Men of Old
MIDI sound sample: All three carols once through, no repeats (synthesizer/midi).
CHRISTMAS QUINTS NO. 1, three Christmas carols-- Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Good King Wenceslas-- arranged by Tom Kirkland for brass quintet consisting of two trumpets, french horn, trombone, and tuba, comes in a pdf file of 350K, with three one-page scores, nine one-page parts (most contain two parts on the same page), and a license page, thirteen pages in all. Performance time should be about two to three minutes each.