In this medley are four popular French carols: Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella; O Holy Night; Patapan; Sing We Now of Christmas. This will soon be one of your favorite holiday pieces to perform. We’ve created this arrangement as a lively and energetic example of how brass instruments can augment the festive spirit in any venue!
In this arrangement we start off with the lilting song of Bring a Torch, Jeanette Isabella. Note that the piccolo trumpet 8va at “B” is optional. A brief transition and key change moves to the relaxed O Holy Night, and adds in the warmth of the flugelhorns. Steady eighth notes build tension as the low brass lead to Patapan with muted trumpets playing the melody. This medley ends with a rousing rendition of Sing We Now of Christmas, culminating in an epic movie-style fanfare!
*Note: This arrangement can be heard recorded by CSB on our “Christmas on Copper Street - Vol. 2” album on our website or anywhere you get your music online.
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|1st Trumpet & Flugelhorn in Bb + Optional Picc in Bb||Optional 8va if playing piccolo trumpet from pickups to “B” through m. 45.|
|2nd Trumpet & Flugelhorn in Bb|
|Tuba||If needed, play the melody from pickups to “D” through downbeat of m. 43 down an octave.|
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|Meter||Simple (4/4, 3/4, 2/4), no meter changes|
|Keys||Up to two flats|
|Tempo||Andante to Moderato|
|Rhythms||Simple, mostly whole / half / quarter notes|
|Scoring||Clear and traditional|
|Range||No extremes, generally stays in a comfortable octave, and no wide leaps|
|Meter||Simple + easy compound (4/4, 3/4, 2/4, 6/8, 9/8), a few easy meter changes|
|Keys||Two sharps to three flats|
|Tempo||Andante to Allegro|
|Rhythms||Adding some triplets and sixteenths|
|Scoring||Mostly traditional, more horn or trombone melody, a few exposed solos|
|Range||Stays in a generally comfortable 1.5 - 2 octaves, no leaps of more than a 6th|
|Meter||All except rapidly changing meters or the extremely complex|
|Keys||Four sharps to five flats|
|Tempo||Adagio to Presto|
|Rhythms||Most rhythms, no complex 16th-note passages, easy double/triple tonguing|
|Scoring||Exposed solos, extended horn and low brass (incl. tuba) melodies|
|Range||All notes in playable range, wide leaps of an octave or more|
|Meter||Any, with any changes between|
|Keys||Any (still generally stays away from the most extreme keys that don't sound as good on brass)|
|Tempo||Molto Largo to Molto Vivace|
|Rhythms||Any complex duple or compound rhythms, fast double/triple tonguing|
|Scoring||Very exposed, unusual orchestration, long cadenzas or solos|
|Range||All notes including extremes, very wide leaps, extreme flexibility required (sounds fun doesn't it?)|