Item# TRK10108A

Product Description

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 two pieces in this item, Away in a Manger, and Fum, Fum, Fum, are immediately recognizable. Away in a Manger actually contains two tunes (Murray, Kirkpatrick). Fum, Fum, Fum ("foom-foom-foom") is perhaps the least known of any of the carols we have published in this series. The arrangements are specifically designed to be playable by second-year players, though their use need not be restricted to just young ensembles. These two are slightly more difficult and complex than the others in the series.

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. 1
Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful, Good King Wenceslas

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

Christmas Quints No. 4
O Tannenbaum, Jeg Er Sa Glad Hver Julekveld, Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence

Christmas Quints No. 6
Christmas is Coming, Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella, What Child is This?

Christmas Quints No. 7
Angels We Have Heard on High, Jingle Bells, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Christmas Quints No. 8
The First Noel, Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing

Christmas Quints No. 9
The Virgin Mary Had a Baby Boy, Joy to the World, Here We Come A-Wassailing

Christmas Quints No. 10
For Unto Us A Child is Born, O Thou Joyful, O Thou Wonderful, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly

Christmas Quints No. 11
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Of the Father's Love Begotten, and O Little Town of Bethlehem

Christmas Quints No. 12
Go Tell It on the Mountain, Long Ago and Far Away, and O Come Little Children

Christmas Quints No. 13
On Christmas Night All Christians Sing, A Virgin Unspotted, and Lully Lullay

Christmas Quints No. 14
Carol of the Shepherds, Deck the Halls, and O Come O Come Emmanuel

Christmas Quints No. 15
The Dreidel Song, The Birthday of a King, and We Three Kings

Christmas Quints No. 16
He Shall Feed His Flock (from Messiah)

Christmas Quints No. 17
I Saw Three Ships, Still, Still, Still and God Loves Me Dearly

MP3 sound sample: Both pieces complete (synthesizer/midi).

CHRISTMAS QUINTS NO. 5, two Christmas carols-- Away in a Manger, Fum, Fum, Fum-- arranged by Tom Kirkland for brass quintet consisting of two trumpets, french horn, trombone, and tuba, comes in a pdf file of 552K, with one three-page scores, one two-page score, nine one-page parts (most contain two parts on the same page), and a license page, fifteen pages in all. Performance time should be about two to three minutes each.