Brass Quintet

5 Easy Christmas Classics
arr. Zack Smith
Price: $25

Transposed parts can be ordered.


The Beginning Brass Quintet Series is designed for younger brass players getting their first experience with a small ensemble (and weekend warriors who may not have the time to keep their chops at a professional level and professionals who like to keep some less taxing arrangements in their concert book).  Instrument ranges are written to Level 2 guidelines, and there are no sixteenth note rhythms.  Many phrases begin with several instruments starting in unison to help young players feel confident and find their partials before moving into harmony with the rest of the quintet.  These arrangements are very straightforward, not too lengthy, and use a minimum of close harmonies (in other words, the French horn and trombone won't spend the whole chart a half step away from each other).  Despite these guidelines, the pieces all sound very professional and are suitable for any concert setting.

Deck the Halls is a spirited arrangement which pairs up different combinations of the quintet (trumpet/trombone, French horn/tuba, etc.).
What Child Is This / Greensleeves is a lush telling of the melody and features the French horn the first time through and the low brass the second time.
Jolly Old St. Nicholas is a playful arrangement that works the group on playing staccato and legato.
Jingle Bells is a fun straightforward version of the song and works the quintet on staccato and accents.
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen is a chorale-style version of the piece which goes in and out of unison and four-part choir harmony.

Listen to Deck the Halls.
      or listen with your own player

Listen to What Child Is This.
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Listen to Jolly Old St. Nicholas.
      or listen with your own player

Listen to Jingle Bells.
      or listen with your own player

Listen to God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen.
      or listen with your own player


Check out the other selections in the "5 Easy" series on sale here.
5 Easy Classical Favorites
5 Easy Spirituals
5 Easy Dixieland Standards
5 Easy Stephen Foster Songs

3 Methods of Delivery

Download the arrangement from the link in your immediate confirmation e-mail as an Adobe PDF file and pay no shipping fee! Receive the arrangement as an e-mail attachment.  A $2 handling fee will be included.
(May take 1-2 days.)
Receive the printed sheet music in the mail.
(An additional shipping charge will apply plus a printing charge of $8.)

Print the sheet music yourself (PDF download).

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