Instrumentation: standard Wind Band
This was always a popular piece at the Christmas Concert. It’s a good one for a light-hearted quiz, seeing just how many in the audience can count the number of different Christmas carols included in this arrangement. Its inspiration was Leroy Anderson’s “Instant Concert”, though that arrangement tended to showcase slightly more of each tune than this does!
Based very largely on the most popular carols, it also features one or two which might be slightly less well known: how many can you find?
It is virtually guaranteed that both the band and the audience will enjoy this and it makes a great end to a concert at the festive time of the year – though it has also been used as the first item, thus establishing the mood for the rest of the concert.