The Spirit of Christmas - CD

The Spirit of Christmas - CD
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For a Salvation Army band, Christmas time is by far the busiest time of year. In addition to providing accompaniment to worship in the regular weekly services the band, whether large or small, can also be found in the city centre, supermarket or garden centre playing the familiar melodies associated with the Christmas story.

Perhaps less well known is the fact that most Salvation Army bands undertake a demanding mid-week programme of concerts and services in churches, care homes and hospitals also. This collection of pieces serves to make a balanced and interesting programme in its own right and at the same time represents the spectrum of styles and types of music that go to make up the repertoire for the many different settings a Salvation Army band is called to minister in.

This recording draws on the work of a number of international traditions, international composers, the work of established names of the brass band fraternity and some younger writers making their recording debut, making it something of a unique compilation.

Through the dedication of the volunteer bandsmen and the creativity of the composers and arrangers; €˜this wonderful story so old, but so new' is proclaimed in new and exciting ways each and every Christmas.

 

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1The Spirit of ChristmasPeter GrahamThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army2.13
2The Sleeping BabyDavid EdmondsThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army4.38
3Deck the HallBarrie GottThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army1.28
4Variations on a German Carol (Stille, stille, stille)James CurnowThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army3.16
5O Holy NightAdolphe Adam arr. Mark FreehDavid Taylor (Euphonium) with The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army4.15
6God Rest You Merry, GentlemenPaul Clark arr. Edward MylechreestThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army2.19
7Mid-Winterarr. Richard PhillipsThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army2.03
8Christmas TidingsRobert RedheadMark Sharman, Jonny Evans, Edward Mylechreest & Paul Graham (Trombones) with The Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army4.22
9Immanuel!Steven PonsfordThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army3.24
10Jesus, Good Above All OtherKenneth DownieThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army3.40
11The Joy of ChristmasRobert RedheadThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army5.09
12The Infant Kingarr. Erik SilfverbergThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army3.04
13A Christmas MamboDavid EdmondsThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army3.17
14Santa Claus-Trophobiaarr. Sandy SmithThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army6.12
15A Merry Little ChristmasHugh Martin & Ralph Blane arr. Alan FernieThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army3.29
16Christians AwakePaul Lovatt-CooperThe Household Troops Band of The Salvation Army2.10

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Code:  25389
Product type:  CDs
Genre:  Salvation Army Bands
Artist:  Household Troops Band