Christmas in the Round
Concert Band - Grade 3
Arranged by Robert W. Smith. Concert Band. Belwin Concert Band. Form: Medley. Christmas; Winter. Conductor Score & Parts. 328 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.BDM00050).
Item Number: AP.BDM00050
Subtitled "A Holiday Prism for Band," this work can be presented in a theater-in-the-round format or more traditionally on the concert stage. Following a broad introduction, each family of the band presents their independent carol. Carols include "The Ukrainian Bell Carol," "Silent Night," "What Child Is This?" "Jingle Bells," "Joy to the World," "Deck the Halls," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas," and "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen." Prepare the introduction and the finale then let the sections prepare their own carol. Include them all or not. Traditional, contemporary, humorous, and stately, each choir brings a unique facet to this holiday prism. A valuable contribution to the holiday literature.