From the pen of Dave Collins comes a selection of new works for brass band this Christmas. Collins is the Composer-in-Residence of the Fishburn Band and Composer-in-Association with the City of Cardiff (Melingriffith) Band, both UK Championship Brass Bands.
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Breath of Heaven (Chris Eaton and Amy Grant, arr. Dave Collins)
Beautiful Christmas song telling the birth of Christ from Mary’s perspective. This arrangement features added piano and vocal parts.
A Christmas Pastiche (arr. Dave Collins)
Traditional carols combined with modern pop songs. A new and exciting take on a Christmas medley and a real crowd-pleaser.
A Christmas Prelude (arr. Dave Collins)
A short 45-second fanfare based upon the melody “Antioch” (attributed to George Frederick Handel), better known as the melody for the hymn “Joy To The World”. The fanfare is contemporary in its language and texture but a fantastic opener to any Christmas concert for bands looking for something a little different than Jingle Bells.
Gaudete (arr. Dave Collins)
Arrangement of the medieval Christmas melody featuring a slow mournful introduction before the band enters the fast rocky body of the arrangement.
Gloucestershire Wassail (arr. Dave Collins)
This wonderful traditional Christmas song (Roud 209) has been carefully arranged so that is playable both by a full band and a small band – perfect for all those Christmas concerts. The work begins a beautiful lyrical cornet solo before a statement of the entire chorale. The bass end take a version of the melody before the joyous and dancing chorale is heard to complete the work.
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Veni, Veni, Emmanuel) (arr. Dave Collins)
This Christmas arrangement features choirs of brass around the band to create a wonderfully dynamic work. From the triumphant opening fanfare, a beautiful mysterioso to a rousing chorale featuring new harmonizations throughout, the arrangement is something a little different for your Christmas Concert.
Oh Holy Night (arr. Sally DeFord, trans. Dave Collins)
One of the most beautiful Christmas melodies superbly crafted by Sally DeFord with a new stunning harmonization. The work is a must for any Christmas performance.
Submitted by Dave Collins