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    • Order numbers: AM 23-010 / AM 24-020 (FA)
      Hal Leonard # 4000083
    • Instrumentation: wind orchestra / fanfare (Choir ad lib. SATB)
    • Duration: 11'10
    • Grade: 3/4
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Polish Christmas Music

Johan de Meij

Since many centuries Poland boasts a very rich tradition as to Christmas Carols. Some hymns belong to the church music, while others definitely do have a folk music character. I have used both these elements in my suite. You can hear successively the songs: Poklon Jezusowi; Mizerna, cicha; Aniol pasterzom mówil; Gdy sliczna Panna and Jam jest dudka.

Commissioned by The American School of the Hague, Arts Director James Yarnell, for the 20th Annual International Honor Band and Choir Festival 1995. World Premiere performance conducted by Dennis Johnson - Choir Director: Doug Nichol.

[Symphonic Band]
1. Full Score + Condensed Score (C)
1. Piccolo (C)
5. Flutes I/II (C)
2. Oboes I/II (C)
1. English Horn (F)
2. Bassoons I/II (C)

1. Eb Clarinet
6. Clarinet I (Bb)
6. Clarinet II (Bb)
6. Clarinet III (Bb)
1. Eb Alto Clarinet
1. Bb Bass Clarinet

2. Alto Sax I (Eb)
2. Alto Sax II (Eb)
2. Tenor Sax (Bb)
1. Baritone Sax (Eb)

3. Horn I/III (F)
3. Horn II/IV (F)
3. Trumpet I (Bb)
3. Trumpet II (Bb)
3. Trumpet III (Bb)

2. Trombone I (C)
2. Trombone II (C)
2. Trombone III (C)
2. Baritone/Euphonium (C)
2. Bass Tuba (C)
1. String Bass

1. Timpani
4. Percussion I & II
2. Percussion III [Bells, Tubular Bells]
2. Harp & Church Organ (ad lib.)
Additional Parts:
2. Horn I/III in Eb
2. Horn II/IV in Eb
in treble- and bass clef:
2. Trombone I in Bb
2. Trombone II in Bb
2. Trombone III in Bb
2. Baritone/Euph. in Bb
2. Bass Tuba in Eb
3. Bass Tuba in Bb