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CHRISTMAS - ORCHESTRAL
The Santa Express - Alun Cook
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At Christmas in the depths of the English countryside on the Kent and Sussex border, steam railways run Santa Specials as a Christmas treat for young and old alike. My original score was for saxophones, but its popularity has led me to scores it for orchestra where I think it sits very well. The score is not too demanding (deliberatley) and the more unusual orchestral instrument may be omitted (piccolo, cor anglais, bass trombone, harp, and horns 3 and 4)

Many other versions are available including for Wind Band, Saxophones, Clarinets, and Piano Duet.

Score sample Difficulty Time Order
PDF icon Moderate 3m 37s
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A Christmas Message - Choir with Orchestral Accompaniment - Alun Cook
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This carol was written for a Carol Festival in 1995 where it was performed by combined choirs from five local primary schools with and has since been adapted to be suitable for older voices. It choir parts split into 3 lines in the verses, and these are not difficult to get together. The chorus is in harmony (mostly 2 part) but this is harder to do and the harmonies may be ignored if needs be.

This orchestral accompaniment has been written assuming the use of a fairly large choir (or a very good and subtle orchestra) to achieve a good balance. The original carol is available FREE for young voices or SATB choir with piano accompaniment, and accompaniments for Wind Band, Brass Quintet, mixed wind/brass quintet are also available.

Score sample Difficulty Time Order
PDF icon Moderate 4m 09s
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