PR-SY-116 A Symphonic Christmas Recorders


PR-SY-116     A Symphonic Christmas Recorders – For Players Young and Old – Kit with CD, arranged by Paul Jennings


Paul Jennings has created some unique settings to feature recorders in your holiday concerts. These arrangements have been very popular for a number of reasons:

  • Full orchestral accompaniments, with rich and subtle orchestrations and truly engaging arrangements that will capture the attention of both your players and your audiences.
  • Most settings have multiple recorder parts, usually two soprano recorder parts, and an optional alto recorder part.
  • One of the soprano parts is very easy, featuring simple rhythms and just a few of the beginning notes.
  • The arrangements are orchestrated so that they can be successfully performed with any or all of the parts, including just the easiest part by itself.

This very special collection includes:

  • Good King Wenceslas – Bold and brassy, with lots of exciting contrasts.
  • Fantasia On A Christmas Spiritual – Based on “Mary Had A Baby,” this arrangement is full of subtle textures and moods, building to a satisfying ending.
  • Huron Carol Fantasy – Dramatic and haunting orchestral effects make this arrangement one of our all-time favorites.
  • The Holly And The Ivy – Modern harmonies and striking countermelodies.
  • Rhapsody On An Ancient Carol – One of the oldest carols, “Adeste Fideles” gets a powerful orchestral workout that is also a joy for recorders.
  • A Russian Christmas – This acclaimed bonus song combines “Carol Of The Russian Children” with “Kaliada” for a spectacular showstopper.