Guess what? As of last night, there are now two versions of my popular “Christmas Wayfarer” available for performance this upcoming holiday season!
The original, first composed last Christmastime, is for symphony orchestra.
But now there is an official concert band version, too!
Believe me, I know that although it’s not even September yet, musicians and organizers have to start planning now for their holiday music events… I hope you might consider making “Christmas Wayfarer” a part of your festivities!
You can find the sheet music (score and parts) for both versions here.
Don’t have a group but would like to have a recording of the symphonic “Christmas Wayfarer”? Download the single right here! 🙂
Enjoy the approaching Fall Season!
I would LOVE to promote your lovely and accessible work, but I don’t know what to purchase for my little band. I taught for 31 years in a small district, and became accustomed to “re-scoring” for my specific instrumentation needs. Now, as a church music director, I do this to the extreme. I am looking at “The Christmas Wayfarer.” Is the score adaptable with finale? What are your suggestions?
Hi Shar! I’m so thrilled that you like my Christmas Medley! 🙂
Here’s what I’d recommend: 1) You can purchase a score for yourself (the download is a pdf), and you’ll be able to see exactly how the instrumentation is put together, and see if it’s something you can adapt yourself without too much trouble. There’s quite a lot of doubling in the concert band version; also, for the oboes and bassoons, I’ve combined both parts onto the same staff–so, Oboe 1-2 share a part, and bassoon 1-2 share a part: there’s a lot of back-and-forth between parts 1 & 2 for those instruments. In case groups have only one of either of those instruments, the instrumentalist can see both parts and try to get as much from both lines as they can (which should be quite a lot),
or 2) I’d be more than happy to re-orchestrate it for your specific group. It would just be the cost of the score & parts plus a re-scoring fee. (For this particular piece, that would come to total $250.)
Hope that helps! 🙂