Christmas Time Is Here- Trumpet Quartet w/opt. Bass

Composer- Guardeldi/ arr. Chidester
Length- 03:19
Difficulty- M
Range- M
Endurance- M
Finger technique- M
Counting ability- M
Ensemble difficulty- M

Why this song never became as popular as “The Christmas Song” I’ll never understand. The melody, harmony and flow of this song is classic and should have been given more play time.

It is a Trumpet 1 feature all the way through. I wanted to record it on flugels but time would not allow it. I would rate this arrangement up with my “Eayly Autumn”, “A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square”, “Over The Rainbow” and “Willow Weep For Me”.

This is one we will be performing on our next concert.

The Bass part, although important, is not essential for a full sound.

Listen to sample without Bass here- Christmas Time Is Here

Listen to sample with Bass here- Christmas Time Is Here- Trumpet Quartet wBass

View first page of score- Christmas time is here- First Page of Score

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