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Music with a Message for Christmas Day

On Christmas Day, the BBC Radio show Sounds of Brass, hosted by Phillip Hunt, will feature “Music with a Message” from the International Staff Band (Bandmaster Dr. Stephen Cobb). The program will include items from the ISB’s latest Christmas recording, Celebrate the Season! and will also feature a personal message for the listeners from the Staff Bandmaster.  Read more

Christmas Humbug

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Looking for something different and quirky this Christmas? Look no further. A medley of well-known carols from the festive period, but not as expected. This piece takes a musical journey through different styles of music with clever bits of carols thrown in for good measure.  Read more

Yo! Christmas Tree

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Swing your way into Christmas with this big band style arrangement of the well-loved Christmas carol “O Christmas Tree”.   Read more

The Cradle

A simple new setting of the German traditional carol Ein kindlein in Der Weigen, commonly associated with the English words “We gather ’round the manger bed”.  Read more

The Sleigh Race

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Every year, bands search for something new and different for their Christmas concerts. In this comedy item, originally composed for piano duet, the feeling of Christmas is ever-present. The playful melody is passed around the band, including a percussion solo.  Read more

Christmas Lullaby

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Based on the French Christmas carol, Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance?, this moving arrangement by Lynda Nicholson allows a band to show off their soft and lyrical playing.  Read more

Hail, Smiling Morn!

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A concert march based on a lively 6/8 Yorkshire dance song often sung at Christmas and Easter, arranged by Sam Fisher.  Read more