merry christmas and happy holiday!

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  1. arlington

    arlington Pianissimo User

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    What is your favorite christmas carol/holiday piece to play on the trumpet/cornet and why? Ill go first. Silent night. Its always been my favorite since I was a little kid.
     
  2. melza

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    I like playing Jingle Bell Rock, or maybe I've had to play it that many times Ive convinced myself I do.I like listening to Kermit Ruffins version of Little Drummer Boy.
     
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    I've always enjoyed playing Leroy Anderson's Christmas Festival. It's a well arranged piece that is really fun to play!
     
  5. mickvanflugel

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    Mine too, especially the because of the beautifully balanced Renaissance arrangement by Michael Praetorius. I did not play that on the trumpet or cornet though, but on the recorder when I was a young boy (found my way to brass only at the age of 14).

    Anyway, here is a nice vocal rendition of that traditional German carol is in which you can follow the 4 voices:
    Es ist ein Ros' entsprungen (lo, how a rose) - Praetorius - YouTube

    Today, having been "brassified" for a long time now, I still enjoy playing that tune, and so so my two sons (on trumpet and trombone, respectively).
    That is exactly the point. The catchy classics are timeless!
     
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  6. Adrianbyrne

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    Silent Night from a Jazzy Christmas.
     
  7. BinaryHulledIon

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    One of mine as well.

    I used to go outside every Christmas night and play "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" for the neighbors. Now I do them an equal service by using a mute.
     
  8. larry tscharner

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    Christmas music is always my favorite. Many years ago I latched onto a salvation army carolers book that has a lot of fun stuff, and simple to play, so you can play it for hours on end. In that book is the basic "What Child Is This". There is something I cant put my finger on, but this is the one I always get serious about and put some extra vibrato into it. It speaks to me, I dont know what it says, but I feel it. Best wishes.
     
  9. BinaryHulledIon

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    a.k.a. Greensleeves (circa pre-Elizabethan England). "What Child Is This" is lyrics added to it in 1865.

    There was a nice variation on it in one of my books. I can't seem to find it now, though.
     
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