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The Coventry Carol is an English Christmas carol dating from the 16th century. The carol was traditionally performed in Coventry as part of a mystery play called The Pageant of the Shear Men and Tailors. 

 

The play depicts the Christmas story from chapter two in the Gospel of Matthew: the carol itself refers to the Massacre of the Innocents, in which Herod ordered all male infants under the age of two in Bethlehem to be killed, and takes the form of a lullaby sung by mothers of the doomed children.

 

Stephen Tighe has here given this well loved tune an update to allow it to appeal to a broad audience.

 

Sheet music available from:

UK - www.brassband.co.uk

USA - www.solidbrassmusic.com

 

Difficulty Level: 4th Section +

 

Instrumentation:

Soprano Cornet Eb

Solo Cornet Bb

Repiano Cornet Bb

2nd Cornet Bb

3rd Cornet Bb

Flugel Horn Bb

Solo Horn Eb

1st Horn Eb

2nd Horn Eb

1st Baritone Bb

2nd Baritone Bb

1st Trombone Bb

2nd Trombone Bb

Bass Trombone

Euphonium Bb

Bass Eb

Bass Bb

Percussion 1-3

 

Coventry Carol (Brass Band) Traditional arr. Stephen Tighe

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