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My favorite may be "Greensleeves". However, I prefer my Christmas carols played on cornet, not trumpet...
I think one of the greatest Christmas songs ever written is O' Holy Night. Several years back Manheim Steamroller did a wonderful arrangement of this ( it is on their 'A Fresh Aire Christmas' album ).
I liked this so much I took my 'C' trumpet and worked thru the melody and use the CD as a backup track. It lays well on the 'C' and really fits well with the rest of the orchestration. I have had the honor of being asked for quite a few years now to play this at the Christmas Eve services at several churches.
I really enjoy doing this but I must say that the song speaks to me so emotionally sometimes that it is difficult to get thru.
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I did an arrangement of R. Vaughan Williams "Variations on Greensleeves" for piano and trumpet. It turned out to be quite nice.
"Es ist ein Ros' ensprungen" as set by Michael Praetorius, and "Wie soll ich dich empfangen" from Bach's Weihnachts Oratorium. It is Nr. 5 in Teil 1, and is best heard in context.
"A tool good enough to be so used and not too good"C.S. Lewis That Hideous Strength
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1bG8RqOteY]YouTube - Sissel - Det Hev Ei Rose Sprunge[/ame]
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FwOrZgxdRQs"]YouTube- Tine Thing Helseth - Mitt hjerte alltid vanker (live, 2006)[/ame]
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My favorite XMAS tune is one that I whipped up just this year called Snowflakes for a Matador. I'm hoping to have all the legals pinned down so by next year, it can be ready for world wide consumtion.
My second fav would be O'Holy Night by the Jazz Ambassadors.
1929 Holton Monster E-flat tuba
1932 Conn 6E New Wonder alto horn
1937 Indiana Band Instrument Company E-flat sousaphone
1956 Holton Super Collegiate trumpet - Copper/Nickel/Brass
1964 Holton Collegiate cornet
1966 Conn 4D Artist "French" horn
1967 Olds Ambassador cornet
1969 King Silver Flair trumpet
1995 Yamaha YEP-321S euphonium
2006 Blessing XL-CR cornet
One of my all time favorites...
[ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SaDnpYNHpb4]YouTube - Phil Driscoll - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (1993)[/ame]
1952 Holton Revelation 48 w/ Stork Studio Master VM, Wick 4
1975 Bach Stradivarius 182 "flugelhorn", Bach 7fl
1930 Holton Llewellyn, Heim 1
1990 Bach Stradivarius 180 with 37 bell, 7 leadpipe, Wick 4
Early 1900s Jaubert Eb peckhorn, cheap Lyle mp
Early '60s Getzen Super Deluxe Tone Balanced Copra Temp
Olds Ambassador cornet in pieces.
I was going to suggest White Christmas from the same Phil Driscoll album
'67 Olds Ambassador
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