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A Christmas Card: Theme and Variations on 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'

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From the Publisher

A Christmas Card is based on the traditional carol 'We Wish You a Merry Christmas'. The piece was composed as a theme and variations, the well-know tune being decorously presented at first. In Variation 1, the tune is shared out between the instruments with comic effect. This is followed by a solemn variation in F  minor, after which the tune reverts to the major mode in Variation 3 which accelerates to the finish. There are suggestions of other tunes and styles, making this a witty and amusing addition to a Christmas Concert.

Difficulty guide: 5
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Flute
  • Part 2: Oboe
  • Part 3: Bb Clarinet
  • Part 4: French Horn
  • Part 5: Bassoon
Category: Christmas Chamber Music
Publisher: Phylloscopus Publications
Publisher's reference: PP52
Our Stock Code: 1412949
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (3 pages [score])