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the SJMP editors 11 Christmas Carols Made Fancy

Mark Schweizer
Hymn Treatments and Descants
Brass Ensemble, Organ
Congregation, Organ, Instrumental
Original Publication
Hymns for Brass and Organ
Moderately Easy
Suggested Uses(s)

Who doesn't like brass for Christmas? Here are 11 easy-to-put-together brass quartet arrangements for Christmas. (Optional Horn in F) All parts are included on two pages (per hymn) with the horn parts in the back.

  • Bb Descant
  • Bb Trumpet Parts (Soprano and Alto lines)
  • Trombone Countermelody
  • Organ/Trombone Parts
  • Opt. Horn Parts (Alto, Tenor, and Countermelody)

AND NOW - Parts for your string players (and other C Instruments). Just download the EXTRAS (ZIP) file.

  • C Descant
  • Viola Countermelody
  • Viola Alto and Tenor Parts
  • Cello Countermelody (same as viola)
  • Organ and other C Parts

Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
Angels We Have Heard on High
The First Nowell
Joy to the World
O Little Town of Bethlehem (St. Louis)
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Forest Green)
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
O Come, All Ye Faithful
What Child Is This?
Silent Night
Once In Royal David's City

Suggested use

Introduction: organ or brass or both
Verse One: 4 part brass and organ (SATB)
Verse Two: organ + trombone or horn countermelody
Verse Three: organ alone or with descant or brass alone
Verse Four: organ, descant + STB brass
        OR descant + countermelody +SB
        OR everything, if you have enough players.

Or, whatever you like! There are plenty of options and all parts work together.

Recording: One verse - All parts together.
The recording is a MIDI version. We know it. It's just so you can hear how it sounds. Don't send us any nasty emails! We mean it...


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