Christmas Holiday March, Arr. Michael Story Flexible Band/String Ensemble Grade 1
This version of Christmas Holiday March arranged by Michael Story is part of our Belwin FLEX offerings and is designed with maximum flexibility for use by any mix of instruments---wind, strings, and percussion, including like- or mixed-ensembles with as few as 4 players. The suggested instrumentation and a customizable Teacher Map will help you plan out how to best assign parts to suit your ensemble's needs. The 4-part instrumentation will support balanced instrumentation of the lower voices. It also comes with supplemental parts for maximum flexibility. With the purchase of this piece, permission is granted to photocopy the parts as needed for your ensemble. A percussion accompaniment track is also available as a free download. String parts have been carefully edited with extra fingerings and appropriate bowings to support students in mixed ensembles playing in less familiar keys.
This march setting of the 16th-century traditional English folk song "Greensleeves" is an outstanding fusion piece for beginners. With teaching opportunities for contrasting articulations and phrasing, this is a wonderful selection to march into the holiday season. (2:15)