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Good King Wenceslas
   

Good King Wenceslas

Traditional

Arr. Bartholomew, Greg

$12.00


  • Ensemble: Brass Quintet
  • Genre: Christmas
  • Grade: 3
  • Duration: 2.0 minutes
  • Catalog Number: AOS190

"Good King Wenceslas" is a popular Christmas carol about a king who goes out to give alms to a poor peasant on the Feast of Stephen (the second day of Christmas, December 26). During the journey, his page is about to give up the struggle against the cold weather, but is enabled to continue by the heat miraculously emanating from the king's footprints in the snow. The legend is based on the life of the historical Saint Wenceslaus I, Duke of Bohemia (907935).

This version of the carol by Greg Bartholemew is a joyous, two minute romp in the snow.

World Parts are provided with this score when purchased as a PDF download. Instrumentation for standard and a number of alternate parts make this playable by almost any 5 piece brass ensemble:

Part 1 - Bb Trumpet (alt. C Trumpet)
Part 2 - Bb Trumpet (alt. C Trumpet)
Part 3 - F Horn (alt. Eb Horn, Bb Baritone T.C.)
Part 4 - Trombone B.C. (alt. Bb Trombone T.C.)
Part 5 - Tuba B.C. (alt. Eb Bass T.C., Bb Bass T.C)

To order the Gig Ready Brass Quintet Library, Volume V: Holiday #2, which contains this arrangement and 24 others, click here.

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