We Three Kings
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by David Marlatt. Brass Ensemble - Quintet; Part(s); Score. Eighth Note Publications. Christmas. Duration 00:02:40. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-BQ21118).
Item Number: AP.81-BQ21118
This is a Christmas carol which is often performed as a "different" sounding piece on a festive concert. This is because the harmonies are darker and more mysterious. This setting plays on those principles with open fifths and other rustic harmonies. Dynamics play a big role in this arrangement as echo effects are achieved by the contrasts in volume. The melody is found in the two trumpets throughout with the lower three voices adding a rhythmic pulse and ostinato passages.