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A Christmas Overture

By Nigel Hess

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Concert Band Wind Band
Composed by Nigel Hess (1953-). Part(s); Score; Wind Band. Faber Edition: Faber Wind Band Series. 20th Century; Christmas; Masterwork; Sacred; Secular; Winter. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571570445).

Item Number: AP.12-0571570445

ISBN 0571570445.

Nigel Hess's bustling 6-minute work, A Christmas Overture, is an exciting new addition to the Christmas repertoire and a must for opening any seasonal concert. Originally commissioned for orchestra by John Rutter, this medley of Christmas classics is now a regular feature on concerts by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. The composer has arranged this work for concert band and is of medium level.

Featured carols:

Ding Dong! Merrily on High * Deck the Halls * Il est ne le divin enfant * Infant Holy, Infant Lowly * Personent Hodie * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * Angels, from the Realms of Glory.

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