Robert Ramskill - Christmas Orchestral Music (1) - March and Ragtime on a French Christmas Tune

Christmas Orchestral Music (1) - March and Ragtime on a French Christmas Tune

Instrumentation

Orchestra 2222/ 4231, Timps, 2 percussion, strings

Recording, download - 3.77MB

Score, download - 0.06MB

Other Information

A bright 4-minute orchestral piece based on the French Christmas tune Il est ne, le divin enfant . This piece was written for the Coventry Youth Orchestra in 1984 and has been performed by them and a number of other local orchestras (the Warwickshire Symphony Orchestra, the Birmingham Schools Concert Orchestra, the Sutton Coldfield Chamber Orchestra) over the years since then. It is ideal for orchestras who are looking for alternatives to, or companion pieces for, such Christmas classics as Leroy Anderson s Sleigh Ride.

The attached recording is a MIDI simulation of the orchestral score.

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Review:

"Coventry Youth Orchestra ...... more than compensated in a new work by Coventry composer Robert Ramskill. This piece, with its dramatic rag-time finale, is a worthy contribution to the Christmas repertoire."

Duncan Hadfield, Coventry Evening Telegraph, December 1984