Composed by Traditional. Arranged by David Marlatt. 5 or More; Brass Ensemble - Quintet; Solo Small Ensembles. Eighth Note Publications. Christmas. Score and Part(s). Duration 00:02:40. Eighth Note Publications #81-BQ21118. Published by Eighth Note Publications (AP.81-BQ21118).
UPC: 685462001378. English. Traditional.
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.