Christmas DayItem nr.: TSPCE16-016
by Brian Slawson
Falling to sleep on the night before Christmas is no easy task for a child. While anxiously dreaming of things to come, the clock ticks and tocks. Such is the story of Brian Slawson’s Christmas Day. Following a festive statement from the solo chimes, holiday cheer spills forth in musical colors only percussion instruments can provide. The clock (temple blocks) starts its countdown to the big day amidst a light and carefree melody. Rhythms are generally basic and repetitive. So besides providing holiday cheer, Christmas Day is a great vehicle in which to teach younger players the basics of handling 12/8 time. This piece gives entry-level players to prepare a rousing piece in limited time. You can’t wrap that kind of gift with a bow!
Instrumentation: • Glockenspiel • Chimes • Xylophone • Vibraphone • Marimba—4-octave* • 3 timpani • Suspended cymbal • Accessories (triangle, sleighbells, temple blocks, tamourine) *Shared
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