A spectacular opener to any Christmas concert, based on the French carol, Bring a torch, Jeanette, Isabella. This work tells the story of a group of children in medieval Provence, dressed up as shepherds and milkmaids, carrying torches and candles as they proceed to the stable. As they draw closer and their excitement increases, they are constantly reminded by their parents to keep the noise down so that they don't wake up the baby Jesus. The music begins quietly and builds to a majestic conclusion. "If I were still conducting regularly, this would certainly be on my list as a Christmas concert opener - it sets the energy and mood most effectively. The scoring is terrific." Paul Hindmarsh, music critic 

 

To view a follow-the-score video please visit www.youtube.com/watch?v=7nhZFB-J8Mg&t=105s

 

Sheet Music available from www.jwpepper.com

 

Version also available for Choir & Orchestra at www.jwpepper.com

 

Difficulty: Medium Advanced

 

Instrumentation:

Flute 1-2

Oboe 

English Horn

Clarinet in Bb 1-2

Bassoon 1-2

Horn 1-4

Trumpet in Bb 1-3

Trombone 1-2

Bass Trombone

Tuba

Timpani

Percussion 1-3

Strings

Christmas Processional (Orchestra) French Traditional arr. Andrew Wainwright

SKU: BWO006
$70.00Price