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.
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.