‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

Enjoy a timeless arrangement that incorporates a narrator reading the familiar words while the orchestra provides sound effects and performs traditional and pop holiday songs. Invite your superintendent or principal to read the cued narration part for added fun. Correlates with String Explorer Book 1, Unit 14. Titles include: Jingle Bells, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, Lullaby, Overture to William Tell, Up On the Housetop, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer, Sleigh Ride, Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, I Gave My Love a Cherry, and Let It Snow!

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Arranged by: Bob Phillips

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 7:00

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

 

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Holiday Short Cuts

Featuring: Sleigh Ride / Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree / Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! / Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Arranged by: Michale Story

Difficulty: Grade 1.5

Duration: 4:00

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

 

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Bass-ically Christmas

This cute, simple arrangement features the bass section and makes them sound great! Have some fun with this cool medley featuring “Jolly Old St. Nicholas” and “Jingle Bells” that will brighten any holiday concert. Add props and attitude as the conclusion swings into the holidays with Bass-cally Christmas, arranged by Bob Phillips. 

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Arranged by: Bob Phillips

Difficulty: Grade 2

Duration: 2:10

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): YES.

Bowings: Yes

 

 

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Impact

A truly powerful concert piece that honors the impact teachers have on the lives of others, this original work is a perfect centerpiece for concert and festival programming.
Rhythmically exciting, with great parts for all sections, this is a must-have.

(Program Notes were taken from the publisher)

 

Composed by: Bob Philips

Difficulty: Grade 3

Duration: 4:30

3rd Violin (Treble Clef Viola): No. 

Bowings: Yes

Publisher: Alfred Music

 

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