A Holst Christmas (Featuring: In the Bleak Midwinter / Lullay My Liking / excerpts from "Christmas Day"). By Gustav Holst (1874-1934). Arranged by Douglas E. Wagner. Orchestra. Full Orchestra; Masterworks; Part(s); Score. Belwin Intermediate Full Orchestra. Form: Medley. 20th Century; Christmas; Masterwork Arrangement; Romantic; Sacred; Winter. Grade 3. 224 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.33679).
Written as a sequel to the highly successful A Vaughan Williams Christmas, this artfully crafted medley brings to the stage several of Holstâ€™s best known and loved Christmas titles, including "In the Bleak Midwinter," "Lullay My Liking," and "Christmas Day." The rich scoring creates a satisfying musical experience, with care taken to insure that all technical demands are well within the parameters at this level. The arrangement may be played by strings alone, or with the addition of any combination of wind and/or percussion parts.