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Saint Nick's Canon on the Housetop

By Carrie Lane Gruselle

String orchestra - Level 1
Arranged by Carrie Lane Gruselle. Beginning Strings. FJH Beginning Strings. Full set (score and parts). Score only also available: ST6108S. Christmas. Score and set of parts. Duration 1 minute, 45 seconds. Published by The FJH Music Company Inc (FJ.ST6108).

Item Number: FJ.ST6108

In the familiar tune Up on the Housetop, we hear "click, click, click" portraying the gentle touchdown of reindeer feet. But what if St. Nick had a canon on the housetop, and announced his arrival with a "click, click, boom!" instead? This arrangement includes Up on the Housetop and Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, with hints of Pachelbel's Canon in D. Teachers may decide whether to present the canon along with a cannon, using optional bass drum and jingle bells sprinkled throughout! Students study contrasting articulations with staccato, legato, and accented bowings, as well as the contrasting dynamics of piano and forte. The allusion to the lyrical Pachelbel's Canon laid over the staccato Jolly Old Saint Nicholas provides for the study in stylistic contrast as well.

About FJH Beginning Strings

Appropriate for first year string students. All instruments stay in first position, and optional third violin (viola) parts and piano are included to aid in rehearsal and performance situations. Grade 1 - 1.5

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    i have the same exact piece of sheet music for my orchestra class at school

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