Christmas Eve Festivities (2015-2016, rev. 2020)

for Orchestra

Composed November 2015 - July 2016, revised 2020

5 Minutes

Instrumentation: Flute, Piccolo, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons, 2 Horns, 2 Trumpets, 3 Trombones, Tuba, Timpani, 3 or 4 Percussion, Celesta and Strings

Percussion 1 (two players optional): Wind Chimes, Suspended Cymbal, Glockenspiel

Percussion 2: Sleigh Bells

Percussion 3: Temple Blocks, Chimes

World Premiere:

Wheeling Symphony Orchestra - John Devlin conducting - December 2, 2021

Subsequent performances:

Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra; Andy Moran conducting  - December 11/12, 2021

Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra; Alex Amsel conducting  - December 11/16/17, 2021

New World Symphony; Chad Goodman conducting  - December 17/18, 2021

 

Christmas Eve Festivities was composed from 2015 to 2016 and revised in 2020. This piece is a short and charming picture of festive activities that occur before the Christmas holiday including sleigh rides, tree decorating and Christmas carols.

For score and part rental:

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