Carols of Christmas


Carols of Christmas


Taylor, Noah D.

Item Code:
C. Alan Publications

Carols of Christmas is an exciting medley of traditional Christmas carols. Written in a lively cinematic style, this new take on familiar carols is sure to uplift spirits.

Program Notes

Carols of Christmas is an exciting medley of favorite traditional Christmas carols. Taylor has always loved Christmas music both for the rich melodies and the power of the words. This musical setting was written for the Thomas Worthington High School Wind Ensemble, Eric Doolittle, director.

Carols of Christmas is divided into several sections. The opening section is based a lively blending of Carol of the Bells, I Wonder as I Wander and What Child is This. The next section of the piece begins with a setting of The First Noel. Using lush harmonic movement the piece builds to a vibrant statement of Away in a Manger. Carol of the Bells makes a return in a moving, cinematic style. The carols Oh Come, All Ye Faithful and Hark the Herald Angels Sing are used to build this piece to a majestic close.

Grade Level: 4
Copyright: 2013
Number of Players: Standard
Duration: 8:00

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Sample PDF

  • carolsofxmas.pdf
  • Instrumentation

    Flute 1
    Flute 2
    Oboe 1
    Oboe 2
    E-flat Clarinet
    B-flat Clarinet 1
    B-flat Clarinet 2
    B-flat Clarinet 3
    Bass Clarinet
    Bassoon 1
    Bassoon 2
    Alto Saxophone 1
    Alto Saxophone 2
    Tenor Saxophone
    Baritone Saxophone

    B-flat Trumpet 1
    B-flat Trumpet 2
    B-flat Trumpet 3
    F Horn 1
    F Horn 2
    F Horn 3
    F Horn 4
    Trombone 1
    Trombone 2
    Trombone 3
    Baritone T.C.
    String Bass

    Timpani (4 drums)
    Snare Drum & Bass Drum
    Auxiliary Percussion (suspended cymbal, jingle bells, triangle, crash cymbals)
    Chimes & Vibraphone