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Celebrations for Christmas

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Randall Standridge

Medley arranged by Randall Standridge


Subtitle: A Christmas Flourish No. 2


General Info

Year: 2020
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Wingert Jones
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $52.00; (digital) - $52.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Instrumentation

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

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • China Cymbals
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Blocks (2)


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Program Notes

Welcome the holidays in a grand and festive manner. The familiar holiday melodies of Joy to the World; Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella; The First Noel; I Saw Three Ships and hints of others are skillfully overlapped to create an enthralling seasonal presentation.

- Program Note by publisher


Holiday music is a difficult genre to plumb at times. I mean, how many ways can you present the same music? That’s the challenge that I face every time I write a holiday arrangement: trying to bring new life to familiar standards.

In 2016, I wrote A Christmas Flourish, which I felt was one of my stronger attempts. I loved the way the melodies overlapped and came out in surprising ways. Celebrations for Christmas is the follow-up work, using a similar structure and style, but completely different content in terms of the melodies it uses (minus I Saw Three Ships, which makes another appearance … you’re welcome). The carols included are Joy to the World, Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, The First Noel, and I Saw Three Ships, with a few hints at other familiar works as well. I hope this arrangement helps to make your Christmas a very merry one, and Happy Holidays!

- Program Note by composer


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