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The First Noel

By Public domain, English traditional

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Composed by Public domain, English traditional. Arranged by F. Leslie Smith. Christmas. Score, Set of Parts. 8 pages. Published by Sweetwater Brass Press (S0.86401).

Item Number: S0.86401

This version of the traditional Christmas carol, “The First Noel,” begins with a strong introductory statement, followed by a once-through of the entire melody. A quieting transition leads to a change of key and of style; the melody is repeated in a strong, exultant fugue-like setting. The conclusion is, once again, quiet. And all this in less than two minutes . . . put it together with a series of other short carol arrangements and you have a great Christmas feature.

This arrangement was completed in 2012, and performance time runs about 1 minute, 39 seconds. The arranger, Les Smith, can be reached at For more arrangements by Les, enter "Sweetwater Brass Press" (without the quotation marks) in the SheetMusicPlus search box.

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