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Matt Conaway

Matt Conaway

Subtitle: Fanfare on 'O Christmas Tree'

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 2:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $74.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The traditional Christmas carol O Christmas Tree originated in the 16th century folk Song Ach Tannenbaum, which received modern lyrics in the 19th century as O Tannenbaum. The theme has been used in a variety of settings, both holiday oriented and not. It is notably the melody of Maryland, My Maryland, their official state song.

This setting transforms it from the typically stately presentation into an energetic, dynamic fanfare. Shifting meters, contemporary harmonies, and driving percussion all contribute to this modern take on an old familiar piece for the season.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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