Nigel Hess's bustling 6-minute work, A Christmas Overture, is an exciting new addition to the Christmas repertoire and a must for opening any seasonal concert. Originally commissioned for orchestra by John Rutter, this medley of Christmas classics is now a regular feature on concerts by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. The composer has arranged this work for medium level concert bands.
Featured carols: Ding Dong! Merrily on High * Deck the Halls * Il est ne le divin enfant * Infant Holy, Infant Lowly * Personent Hodie * We Wish You a Merry Christmas * Angels, from the Realms of Glory.