At the Feast of Stephen

At the Feast of Stephen
Featuring Good King Wenceslas

Arr. Scott Watson Flexible Band/String Ensemble Score & Parts Grade: 1 (Very Easy) Item: 00-49215
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This version of At the Feast of Stephen by Scott Watson is part of our Alfred FLEX offerings and is designed with maximum flexibility for use by any mix of instruments---wind, strings, and percussion, including like- or mixed-ensembles with as few as 4 players. The suggested instrumentation and a customizable Teacher Map will help you plan out how to best assign parts to suit your ensemble's needs. The 4-part instrumentation will support balanced instrumentation of the lower voices. It also comes with supplemental parts for maximum flexibility. With the purchase of this piece, permission is granted to photocopy the parts as needed for your ensemble. A percussion accompaniment track is also available as a free download. String parts have been carefully edited with extra fingerings and appropriate bowings to support students in mixed ensembles playing in less familiar keys.

This novel setting of the traditional carol Good King Wenceslas will musically transport you and your students to the royal Christmas banquet hall of a medieval king! The old carol tells the story of a legendary 10th-century monarch, Duke Wenceslas of Bohemia, who went out in the severe cold to give charity to the poor on December 26, also known as St. Stephen's Day. The well-known 13th-century tune, as well as additional original material in period style, vividly conjures a lively celebration of Christmas in the high Middle Ages.

Come now ye lords and ladies to the Feast of Stephen and upon your instruments faire make most merry this Yuletide!

Percussion Accompaniment Track Downloads:
with click
without click. (2:30)

Sample Pages

Additional Information

Series: Alfred Debut Series
Arranged by: Scott Watson
Ensemble: Concert Band
Format: Conductor Score & Parts
Item Number: 00-49215
ISBN 10: 1-4706-4858-X
ISBN 13: 978-1-4706-4858-9
UPC: 038081569383

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