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What Child Is That Playing Carol of the Bells?

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Julie Giroux

Medley arranged by Julie Giroux


Subtitle: (After W.C. Dix's What Child Is This?)


General Info

Year: 2011
Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: V (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carols
Publisher: Musica Propria
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $100.00   |   Score Only (print) - $20.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
Contra-Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


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Program Notes

This arrangement is a combination of What Child is This? and Carol of the Bells. What Child is This? is a hymn by William Chatterton Dix set to the music of Greensleeves, a traditional English folk song found in several late 16th century and early 17th century sources. Carol of the Bells was composed by Ukrainian Mykola Leontovych in 1904 and is based on a traditional folk chant.

- Program Note by composer


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