Christmas Suite Number Two is another great tour-de-force rendition of five Christmas favorites. The songs are: The First Noel; Von Himmel Hoch Da Komm Ich Hehr; Angels We Have Heard On High: We Three Kings of Orient Are; and O Come, All Ye Faithful. The first trumpet part also requires Piccolo trumpet.
 

At nine-and-a-half minutes in length, it is a long blow, but several of the songs end completely (rather than segue-ing) and the suite could end with the close of those tunes.
 

It is arranged so that the ending can either be strong and brilliant, or it can retire softly into a somber mood, depending on the mood to be struck before a service.
 

This suite is available from Cimarron Music at: http://www.cimarronmusic.com/carols-for-brass-set-1288
 

Angels We Have Heard on High is available separately at: http://www.cimarronmusic.com/carols-for-brass-set-1284
 

This suite has not been recorded, so the mp3 file is a FINALE MIDI audio extract (not the greatest sound, but certainly gives you the idea of how the piece goes).

Christmas Suite No. 2 - R. Volkmann
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