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 pieces in this item, Angels We Have Heard On High, Jingle Bells, and We Wish You A Merry Christmas are immediately recognizable. Please be aware that on Jingle Bells, it is intended that after the introduction the group shift to a swing feel (there is no good way to simulate this in the midi). The arrangements are specifically designed to be 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.
MP3 sound sample: All three pieces, Angels We Have Heard on High one time through no repeat, others complete (synthesizer/midi).
CHRISTMAS QUINTS NO. 7, three Christmas carols-- Angels We Have Heard on High, Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas-- arranged by Tom Kirkland for brass quintet consisting of two trumpets, french horn, trombone, and tuba, comes in a pdf file of 942K, with two two-page scores, one three-page score, eleven one-page parts (most contain two parts on the same page), and a license page, nineteen pages in all. Performance time should be about two to three minutes each.
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