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Christmas Carols for All, Volume 2

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By Various

Woodwind Duet, Woodwind Trio, Woodwind Quartet, Woodwind Quintet, Woodwind Choir or Ensemble, Brass Duet, Brass Trio, Brass Quartet, Brass Quintet, Brass Choir or Ensemble, String Duet, String Trio, String Quartet, Concert Band, Full Orchestra, String Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra - Intermediate - Digital Download
Composed by Various. Arranged by Randy Calistri-Yeh. Classical Period, Christian, General Worship, Christmas. Score. 96 pages. Published by Custom Chamber Music (S0.272817).

Item Number: S0.272817

Volume 2 of our Christmas collection (the "Red Book") contains ten classic Christmas carols that both you and your audience are sure to love.

Be sure to also check out Volumes 1 and 3, each with 10 different carols!

These holiday favorites can be played with anywhere from 1 to 7 parts, suitable for a single solo, a chamber group, a pickup group for church choir accompaniment, or a full band or orchestra (school, community, or professional). This is one of the most versatile collections you'll ever use!

The audio clip has an excerpt of one carol performed as a full orchestra, a string quartet, and a woodwind duet.

Other arrangements of these carols, as well as two other volumes of Christmas carols, are available at the publisher link above or at

The carols included in Volume 2 are:

I Saw Three Ships
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger (Cradle Song)
Deck the Halls
Good Christian Men Rejoice (In Dulci Jubilo)
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)
The First Noel
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
O Holy Night

Each carol is in its original key, so it is easy to combine these with your own choir or piano/organ parts. Each carol also includes a new original descant counter-melody to feature your soloists and add a unique sound to your performance.

For maximum flexibility, this collection is distributed as full-score books for C, Bb, Eb, and F instruments, allowing players to trade parts on different verses and songs. All four transpositions work together, so you can have different instruments playing from different books. There are no page turns within a song, so it is very easy to play from the scores.

You can mix and match the parts to use it with anywhere from 1 to 7 players, and doubling the parts with other instruments you can support a full orchestra or band.

Part 1: descant. This is a new original counter-melody, traditionally only played on the final verse, but you can play it whenever you want.
Part 2: main melody. Remember, main melody is part 2, not part 1.
Parts 3-6: harmonies.
Part 7: melody down 1 octave. This doubles the melody, or gives the melody to a lower instrument while all others play harmony.

For each size ensemble, you can mix and match any parts as long as you include at least one melody. A few possibilities:

Solo: Part 2.
Duet: Part 2 and any other part.
Trio: Part 2 and any two harmonies. Part 1, 2, any one harmony.
Quartet: Part 2, 3, 4, 5 (standard SATB voicing). Part 2 and any three harmonies. Part 1, 2, any two harmonies.
Quintet: Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (full harmony). Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 6. Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
Sextet: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 (full harmony with descant). Part 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7.
Septet: Part 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

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  • December 05, 2020 Very Simplistic Arrangement

    While the idea of flexible voicing for a variety of instruments is a good one, these arrangements are appropriate only for those just learning to play their instrument. Most of the parts are very simplistically arranged, which results in carols with little resemblance to traditional arrangements. Also, these carols are...

    essentially quartets, with the inclusion of a 5th, non-traditional "original" descant part. Including the descant in the performance makes the arrangements sound even less familiar. Not recommended if you're looking for traditional quintet arrangements, or have players with skill levels beyond beginner.

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  • December 30, 2019 Not well written!

    For beginners! At oboi it is very much written in the acute register. The flute doesn't have much to sing. From a harmonic point of view, it is very simple!

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