It’s that time of year again! Time to start planning for your holiday orchestra concerts! And Tempo Press has all your needs covered. Whether you’re looking for string or full orchestra, beginner, intermediate or advanced, you’re sure to find the sheet music you are looking for here.
March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Mother Ginger from The Nutcracker
An Old World Christmas
Sleigh Ride German Dance, K. 605, No. 3
Trepak from The Nutcracker
Adeste Fideles from Weihnachtsbaum
Christmas Concerto Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8
Classic Chanukah Medley
“Classic Chanukah Medley” is a collection of four traditional Chanukah songs with a few interconnecting themes arranged for string orchestra.
“Chanukah” is generally played as an upbeat, major-key song. However, here we have more of a “movie” theme interpretation using minor and major-key harmonies to reflect Jewish history’s sadness and joy. “Maoz Tzur is a happy and triumphant Chanukah song reflecting the resiliency of the Jewish people and pride in their heritage. “The Dreidel Song” – a dreidel is a spinning toy. Fast triplet passages and running patterns of sixteenth notes are used to symbolize the spinning of the dreidel. The melody of “Chanukah” is interwoven with the dreidel melody. Also, using a minor-key interpretation, along with the usual major key, this reminds us of the struggles throughout Jewish history. A little motif from “1812” Overture introduces the dreidel section and appears throughout. “Al Hanissim” uses the Spanish/Jewish scale and is very representative of traditional Jewish music.
And it ends on a joyous note!
Fantasia on Two Christmas Themes
Final Waltz from The Nutcracker
Here We Come A-wassailing
Jingle Bells Gone Wrong: A Shocking Set of Variations for String Orchestra
Joy to the World
A fun, original holiday piece for string orchestra from popular composer Mark Barnard.