Brass Quintet - Christmas Music

The Twelve Days of Christmas - $10.00



The Twelve Days of Christmas has been traditionally avoided by brass groups for good reason. Without the words being sung, the days all start to sound exactly the same...

But not with THIS
arrangement! Each day is arranged in a completely different musical style.


Day 1 - normal, just to get warmed up
Day 2 - similar but with a moving Alberti Bass line
Day 3 - Scottish bagpipes
Day 4 - very fast Country or Polka
Day 5 - Fifties Rock and Roll
Day 6 - Waltz
Day 7 - Salsa
Day 8 - Grandioso
Day 9 - Old Time Rock and Roll
Day 10 - 6/8 March (my personal favourite)
Day 11 - Lyrical - smooth flowing lines
Day 12 - Dixie!


This one costs more than my other arrangements, but you get a lot of music for your money! With banter between days, this song can easily entertain for 10 minutes. It is also fun to challenge the audience to sing along...

The tuba has to work harder than normal in the 12 Days of Christmas. A lot of the styles depend upon a strong bassline to make the variation work.

Each part is 5 - 6 pages long, but I have optimized the parts for page turns between variations.


$10.00 Canadian

Purchase includes...

Musical Score
Trumpet 1 in Bb
Trumpet 2 in Bb
Horn in F
Trombone 1 (and opt. Bb treble clef Trombone part)
Tuba in concert pitch (and opt. Eb Tuba part)

(paper size is 8.5 x 11, but can work on A4 size paper)



Right click
here to download the computer playback to The Twelve Days of Christmas.