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Bells of Christmas, The

From Wind Repertory Project
Robert Longfield

Robert Longfield


General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 5:010
Difficulty: III-1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00br />


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hand Bells (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tam-Tam


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

This interesting work for concert band with narrator opens with martial sounds that harken back to the days of the Civil War. The text of the beloved carol I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow is revealed in the context of that historic period. The music provides a stirring backdrop as the true meaning of the text is conveyed to the audience.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Ohio Northern University (Ada) Wind Orchestra (Thomas Hunt, conductor) – 10 December 2017
  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Randy Schwalbe, conductor) – 10 December 2017


Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Longfield, R. (2002). The Bells of Christmas [score]. C.L. Barnhouse; Oskaloosa, Iowa.
  • Perusal score