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Santa on the Housetop

By Benjamin R. Hanby

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Santa on the Housetop composed by Benjamin R. Hanby. Arranged by William Owens. For concert band. Concert Band. FJH Starter Series. Christmas. Level 0.5. Score and set of parts. Duration 1 minute. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.B1294).

Here's a creative new twist on a popular holiday gem that will delight students and audiences - and Santa himself! Based on Up on the Housetop by Benjamin R. Hanby, this work is easy to play, skillfully scored, and every section shares in the melody. Gr
The piece from beginning to end has a special festive quality, and should be bouncy, not heavy. At measure 6, percussion and low voices must be considerate of the upper woodwind melody. Play the sections at measures 14 and 26 in the same festive manner as the introduction. The slide whistle and the "Ho!, Ho!, Ho!" parts should be bold and without reservation. The section at measure 34 (especially the last three notes) should be climactic in nature but not overplayed.

About FJH Starter Series

Introduction to Beginning Band - Ideal for the first several months of instruction. These pieces are a comfortable length for students (about a half page of music) and are playable with as few as five instruments. All instruments are limited to a 6-note diatonic range. Several supplemental exercises are included to help teach different elements of each piece. Grade .5

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