No. 1275 March - Able to save (Gavin Whitehouse)
This march was originally written for the Greater New York Railton Brass, which is the feeder band to the Greater New York Youth Band, in the USA Eastern Territory. It features the chorus 'Able to save' by Lieut-Colonel Norman Bearcroft, alongside the more contemporary song, 'Everyone needs compassion (Mighty to save)'.
No. 1276 Carol Arrangement - O little town of Bethlehem (Marian Parker)
The words of this well-known carol were written by Philip Brooks, a priest from Philadelphia. The tune most commonly used with these words in the UK is 'Forest Green', which was adapted by Ralph Vaughan Williams from an English folk ballad.
No. 1277 Carol Arrangement - Still, still, still (arr. Ruben Schmidt)
A setting of the traditional Austrian carol, 'Still, still, still', which appeared for the first time in 1865 in a folksong collection of MAria Vinzenz SŸ§ (1802-1868), founder of the Salzberg Museum. The words, which run to six verses in German, describes the peace of the infant Jesus and his mother as the baby is sung to sleep.
No. 1278 Worthy is the Lamb (arr. Warren Brooks)
Ben Fielding and Reuben Morgan's song has been arranged for band by fellow Australian, Warren Brooks.