The three-movement suite begins with the jaunty Wassail Song. The second movement is a wonderful version of Lo, how a rose e're blooming while the final movement is a bustling Pot-pourri with hints of several Christmas favourites. This new edition features a freshly engraved A4 size full score and parts and is compatible with the first edition.Estimated delivery 5-7 days
First published in 1984, this has always been a popular work for brass bands all over the world. This new edition is now available with a full score. Lasting about eight minutes, the three movement suite includes settings of Wassail Song, Lo, how a rose e're blooming, and to finish a 'Pot-pourri' bursting with tunes and energy.Estimated delivery 12-14 days
Tchaikovsky wrote this in his 'Songs for Young People' in Moscow in 1883 to words by Pletchtch?ev. The story it tells is about Jesus Christ when he was a young child, having a small wild garden in which roses grew. Passing children saw the roses and plucking them mockingly asked if he wove rose garlands in his hair. Christ says to take the roses, but to leave the thorns. Instead, they make a crown of these and forced it onto his head so that it bleeds, symbolic of what was going to happen later in his lifetime. The melody contains all the passion that we associate with Russian church music and is equally suitable for a contemplative Christmas or Passiontide. This arrangement is faithful to the four verses of the original lyrics, but with an optional ending half-way if preferred.