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Shepherd's Pipe Carol

Shepherd's Pipe Carol
 
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About This Work

One of John Rutter's earliest and still best-loved pieces is a 1966 setting of the traditional text the ‘Shepherd's Pipe Carol'. It tells the story of a happy little shepherd boy who is dancing and playing on his way to Bethlehem to greet the Holy Child. With its simple melody and upbeat syncopations it is a perfect piece for Christmas concerts.

The ‘Shepherd's Pipe Carol' exists in versions for choir and organ or piano as well as a full orchestral setting. With the permission of the composer Geoff Kingston has produced an instrumental version for full concert band which retains all the charm of the original setting. Although scored as an instrumental item it can be performed with choir if present.

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ComposerJohn Rutter
ArrangerGeoff Kingston
CategoryChristmas Music
DurationCirca 2 mins 45 secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 2.5 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationConductors Full Score
Piccolo
Flutes 1-2
Oboe
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Horns in F 1-2
Horns in F 3-4
Bb Trumpets 1-2-3
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Drum Set
Glockenspiel
Double Bass
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0476

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