I Saw Three Ships in the Midnight Clear composed by Traditional. Arranged by Dean McNeill. Brass Quintet. For 2 trumpets, horn in F, trombone, tuba. Christmas. Advanced. Full score & set of parts. Published by Cherry Classics (CY.CC2122).
No, you are not wrong. This very interesting transcription blends together two all time favorite Christmas songs, both beautifully transcribed by the very talented arranger trumpeter, Dean McNeill. This work which combines the two works in tandem begins in "Scotland" with a haunting bagpipe drone effect played by the trombone and tuba. The music winds its way through the countryside until it takes a rest during a lovely legato setting of, "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear".