Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella by Traditional. Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. For 2 baritone horns and 2 tubas. Baritone-Tuba Quartet. Christmas. Grade 3. Duration 2:40. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.18062).
This 17th century French carol emanates from the city of Provence. Torchlight processions on Christmas Eve are a longstanding French tradition. Children dressed as shepherds carry torches or candles as they walk to church for Midnight Mass while singing this and other carols along the way. This swing arrangement by Lennie Niehaus would have them dancing in the streets! It features all players with a variety of compositional devices including duets, lots of ensemble writing, and the use of counterpoint. The piece transitions through three different key signatures, giving it a feeling of constant momentum as it builds to a great finish. Duration 2:40.