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YOUNG BAND MUSIC:

  • Up On The Housetop

  • Ode To Joy

UP ON THE HOUSETOP

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This arrangement is for Beginning, Intermediate & Young Band students especially in classes-ensembles with a variety of instrumentation & skill levels.

 

The introductory strain is in unison, with percussion mirroring the melodic rhythm & having fun illustrating the lyrics. Snare rolls and other percussion techniques can be explored during longer note values. 

 

The second strain or verse alternates every two bars between all in unison with harmony parts. After that, everything is in 4 part Harmony while percussion explores more challenging rhythms and techniques echoing the sounds heard in or around a winter-time sleigh. 

 

Ranges are doubled in many parts allowing multiple solutions to the range issues of young players. Please feel free to encourage students to play in their most comfortable range while developing good tone quality.

 

This comes straight from Benjamin Hanby’s 1864 setting; so those lyrics and voice parts should work with all three strains of this arrangement, currently available in this website.

 

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ODE TO JOY

Ode to Joy

This Setting of Beethoven's Ode to Joy is immediately playable by young bands during the 2nd semester of their 1st or 2nd year.

Start the coming spring semester off right with this playable arrangement featuring the tune from the Finale of Beethoven's 9th Symphony.

Score and parts are available via PDF download for $30.00.

Hard copies will require a shipping charge.

Thanks so much for listening. Please feel free to get in touch for suggesting, commenting and purchasing to assist us in creating revolutionary new materials for Music Education.

 

Please click on the link below to see a promo video of the score with David Woodard: