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Christmas Musical Arrangements - Christmas Sheet Music

It has been widely speculated as to the person that wrote the words to both these carols with the same name. It is generally accepted that the author of the first two verses is unknown, while the third verse is attributed to James R. Murray. The tune "Cradle Song" is believed to have been written by William J. Kirkpatrick, while the tune "Mueller" is believed to have been written by James R Murray.

Both of these tunes are combined in this brass quintet arrangement.
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16th Century French Christmas carol, written by Émile Blémont. The carol is traditionally sung on Christmas Eve, and is arranged here for a 10 piece brass ensemble.

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This carol is a mixture of German and Latin text dating from the Middle Ages. J. M. Neal's English translation is perhaps one of the most popular versions of the text. The tune itself appears to have been a German folk tune from the 14th century.

This arrangement for Brass Quintet and includes other alternate brass parts to add to its versatility.

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This modern treatment of the Christmas carol by John Mason Neale was written based on the legend of a 10th century king of Bohemia who gave alms to the poor on the Feast of Stephen (December 26th).

This brass septet arrangement includes a tuba ostinato that continues throughout the piece.

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This Christmas Carol was based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rosetti written some time before 1872. The text has been set to music many times. One of the most famous of the musical settings, however, is this one, done by Gustav T. Holst.

This arrangement for Brass Quartet has alternate brass parts as well, with an optional piano part that can be used for rehearsal or performance.

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The writer of this Christmas Carol was an influential theologian of the 19th century, Bishop Phillips Brooks. He wrote the words in 1868 in Philadelphia as he recalled a trip he had made to the Holy Land a few years earlier. Hi organist, Lewis Redner, decided to put the lyrics to music to be used by their children's choir at Christmas.

This arrangement is for a nine piece brass ensemble (with alternative parts).

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An Austrian priest named Joseph Mohr had often talked with the village schoolmaster and church organist, Franz Gruber, that the perfect Christmas hymn had never been written. One Christmas season in 1818, when Father Mohr received news that the church organ would not function, he decided he must write his own Christmas hymn in order to have music for the Christmas Eve Mass. Upon completing it, he gave it Franz Gruber who set it to music. It was first performed at that service to the accompaniment of Gruber's guitar.

Today, it is perhaps the best known and the most sung of all Christmas Carols.

This brass quintet arrangement is written with the option of a short or long version of the tune.

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This traditional English carol, sometimes entitled, The First Nowell. Both the French word "noel" and the English word "nowell" mean "nativity" or "birth" and refer to the birth of Jesus Christ on the first Christmas. The words tell the story of Jesus' birth as portrayed in Luke 2.

This arrangement starts out with a classical feel, written for a traditional brass quintet, and ends with the same flair.

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This Traditional English Christmas carol, dating back to the Medieval period, contains both Christian and Pagan imagery. It is here written for a traditional Brass Quintet with optional parts.

Written with a quick intro and 1st verse, transitioning to a slow 2nd verse in minor mode, then finishing with a lively 3rd verse back in a major key.

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