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Festival First Nowell

Arranger: Dan Forrest

Arr. © 2014 GIA.

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Item #: G-8720     Status: Available

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Vocal Forces: SATB, Assembly

Accompaniment: Organ

Separate Instruments: Trumpet I in B-flat, Trumpet I in C, Trumpet II in B-flat, Trumpet II in C, Horn in F, Trombone, Tuba, Percussion

Tune Name: The first nowell

Text Source: English carol, 17th c.

Music Source: English carol, 17th c.

Series: Westminster Choir, Westminster Choir

Difficulty Level: E/M


A glorious arrangement of this beloved 17th-century English carol. The orchestration adds rich texture to this piece, making it truly regal. Original melodic material in the introduction and interwoven throughout implores the voice to join in the joyous strain and soars to a triumphant conclusion.

Percussion part includes percussion/timpani

There is also a separate orchestral arrangement which includes: Flute I; Flute II; Oboe; Clarinet I in B-flat; Clarinet II in B-flat; Bassoon; Horn in F I; Horn in F II; Horn in F III; Horn in F IV; Trumpet I in B-flat; Trumpet II in B-flat; Trumpet III in B-flat; Trombone I; Trombone II; Trombone III; Tuba

Categories: Choral/Vocal

Seasonal: Christmastide

Liturgical: Christmas Vigil, Christmas Night, Christmas Dawn, Christmas Day

Number of Pages: 12

Language: English

Format: Octavo

Discipline: Choir