This spirited Christmas medley from the pen of James L. Hosay will be a delight for all as the crown jewel of your holiday performance. The unmistakable sounds of the Emerald Isle are artfully portrayed here by one of the finest band composers of modern times. A thrilling opening with the rhythmic counterpoint of a 6/8 against 3/4 effect introduces this festive holiday rhapsody of popular European Christmas carols in traditional Celtic settings. A CELTIC CHRISTMAS includes six of the classic melodies which bring the holidays alive for millions, including I SAW THREE SHIPS, AWAY IN A MANGER, HERE WE COME A WASSAILING, and others. This setting goes well beyond the usual holiday medley. You'll find Gaelic gold when you unwrap this sparkling musical gift with your band this year ! Duration: 5:50 American Grade 3 CMP0504-01-010
Grade: Easy-Medium. Creatively written using just 5 parts plus percussion, these arrangements will work in countless situations. In addition to the usual mixed instrument combinations, these are also great for use as ensemble features for brass, woodwinds or strings. Scoring: Part 1: Fl, Ob, Cl, Tpt, Vln Part 2: Cl, Tpt, A.Sx, Vln Part 3: Cl, A.Sx, T.Sx, Fhn, Tbn, Vla, Vln Part 4: Tbn, Bari., T.Sx, Fhn, Bssn, Cllo Part 5: Tba, B.Sx, Bssn, B.Cl, Tbn, Bari., Cello, Bass.