Christmas novelties

Discussion in 'The Rehearsal Room' started by alanl58, Aug 21, 2006.

  1. alanl58

    alanl58 Member

    I know, it is only August, but considering how long it takes to get music from some suppliers, perhaps this is not to soon!

    Anyone have any favourite cheesy pieces like "The Twelve Days of Christmas", that will involve the audience at at Christmas Concerts?

    Bude Metric Brass
  2. Hello,

    We have an arrangement (although we have not yet released it) that is of the "Twelve days of christmas", between each verse, there is a different carol. Makes for a great christmas item.


  3. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Hope it's not as complicated as the SA arrangement in the Red Carol Book.
  4. bassmittens

    bassmittens Member

    Surely nothing is THAT complicated???

    Last time we did it at a Xmas pub job, i sat on the floor in front of the band and shouted out the verse number so they knew where to go. "We didn't bring the music for that one" is now our usual reply!!:tongue:
  5. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    SA arrangement of Twelve days of Christmas, bah humbug! I only go to the christmas concerts for the mince pies, I love em.

    TIMBONE Active Member

    My own "Xmas Ditty" always goes down well - details on the Seasonal Page of my website.
  7. dickyg

    dickyg Member

  8. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    I'm also starting to formulate ideas for our Christmas concert and I would like to open with something like a proper Christmas fanfare. I specifically want the front row cornets to be displaced throughout the hall with fanfare trumpets. Maybe something along the lines of "Hark the Herald". Anyone got something along these lines?
  9. flashbarry

    flashbarry Member

    There is a new catalogue from Bernaerts with a few of my latest Christmas pieces on, including A Jingle Bell Fantasy, Rudolph Around the World and many more.

    Visit for more information or to listen to sound bites from Brass Band Willebroek
  10. tubafran

    tubafran Active Member

    Try Fanfare For Christmas - it's Good Christian Men Rejoice arranged in a fanfare style only 40 seconds but should work well. It's arranged by some bloke called Tim Paton ;) and can be bought from TP Music.

    TIMBONE Active Member

    :rolleyes: Thank you Mr Hargate
  12. Robhibberd29

    Robhibberd29 Active Member

    Please don't encourage Francis Tim, he will never get his head in his new sports car!
  13. BrianT

    BrianT Member

    Definitely not a cheesy Christmas piece - try the Philip Harper arrangement of Little Drummer Boy - done in the style of Bolero, complete with offstage cornets and huge tamtam crashes at the end.
  14. Hehe, no the arrangement is through composed, so no repeats etc, just played straight through from top to bottom.

    Last edited: Aug 23, 2006
  15. Ipswich trom

    Ipswich trom Member

    Try David Stowell's arrangement of Do You Hear What I Hear. It's rather fun and not cheesy at all.
    Available fromm
  16. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Saddo that I am I am currently listening to Griethorpes "White Christmas" album trying to get ideas for our Christmas concert. Unfortunately because I bought this album from the Chandos site I have no track listing or importantly composer/arranger information. I would be grateful if anyone who has this CD can post the relevant info as I can't find it in the usual websites that I visit. Also looking for the arranger of "The Melody Shop" from the Grimey CD of the same name.
  17. johnmartin

    johnmartin Active Member

    Hey, scratch that request. Just managed to get back into the Chandos site and they're all listed there.
  18. DaveR

    DaveR Active Member

    This is maybe a good moment to point out that *some* suppliers order the music as soon as the customer places the order, and despatch it the same day it arrives from the publisher! :tongue:

    I can't be held responsible for the time that some publishers take to supply the order to me though - most are really speedy, others take over 2 months for no apparent reason :mad:

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