Fanfare on an Old French Carol composed by R. W. Smith. Concert band. Young Band. Command Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR374). Grade 2.5. Score and set of parts. Composed 2011. Duration 2 minutes, 12 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.011-4071-00).
Based on the French carol "Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella," this beautiful arrangement for the concert band is perfect opening or closing statement for your holiday concert. In addition to the dramatic opening and closing statements, Robert W. Smith has contrasted the timeless melody through instrumental color with features for both woodwind and brass choirs. A musically rewarding arrangement that will be part of your holiday repertoire for years to come!
About C.L. Barnhouse Command Series
The Barnhouse Command Series includes works at grade levels 2, 2.5, and 3. This series is designed for middle school and junior high school bands, as well as high school bands of smaller instrumentation or limited experience. Command Series publications have a slightly larger instrumentation than the Rising Band Series, and are typically of larger scope, duration, and musical content.