Prompted by the post (in August!) by TIMBONE and the fact that we're starting to receive orders for Christmas music, I'd thought that I'd jump on the bandwagon and tell you about some of the Christmas music that we've added to the World of Brass website since last year. Comfort and Joy (Martyn Thomas) is a pure, unadulterated 'big band' style jazz arrangement of 'God rest ye merry gentlemen'. Great if your band likes a 'razz'! Gaudete (Kevin Norbury) is a mini-overture featuring three medieval carols 'Coventry Carol', 'Gaudete' and 'Unto us a boy is born'. Recorded by YBS last year on the CD Simple Gifts. Christmas Calypso (Peter Graham) is a Caribbean style arrangement of 'The virgin Mary had a baby boy'. Angels from Glory (Noel Jones) is a light-hearted feature for cornets which includes some of the most well known and best loved carols like 'Angels from the realms of Glory', 'Good King Wenceslas' and 'O little town of Bethlehem'. Christmas Medley (Richard Phillips) is a selection of carols for audience participation which can also be used as a solo brass band piece. Carols included are 'Joy to the World', 'O little town of Bethlehem', 'Ding dong merrily on high', 'Silent Night', 'Angels from the realms of Glory' and 'The first Nowell'. Carolcade (Trevor Davis) is an 'easy-listening' arrangement (in the 'hooked on' style) of several Christmas carols and songs including 'Good King Wenceslas', 'O little town of Bethlehem', 'Ding dong merrily on high', 'Angels from the realms of Glory' and 'We wish you a merry Christmas'. The Message of Christmas (William Himes) is an extended selection of carols which includes 'God rest you merry gentlemen' 'Good Christian men, rejoice' and 'Joy to the World'. Don't forget our Christmas Music journal which contains a great selection of 32 Christmas marches and carol settings from composers such as Peter Graham, Eric Ball, Leslie Condon, Ray Steadman-Allen and so on. New Christmas Praise is probably the most comprehensive collection of Christmas carols and songs available for brass band. With the correct mix of parts most tunes can be played by groups as small as four. For additional versatility, alternative parts for wind instruments are also available. Email or PM me if you require further information about these and other offerings.