Christmas Day (Holst, Gustav)




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Publisher Info. David Edward Kemp
Misc. Notes Transcribed for Recorders: 2 Soprano 2 Alto 2 Tenor 2 Bass 2 Greatbass 1 Contrabass 1 Sub Greatbass 1 Sub Contrabass
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Publisher. Info. London: Novello, n.d.(ca.1920).
Misc. Notes Reproduced from a copyist's manuscript.
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Editor First edition (reprint)
Language English
Publisher. Info. London: Novello & Co., Ltd., 1910.
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Arranger David Edward Kemp (b. 1948)
Publisher. Info. David Edward Kemp, 2020.
Misc. Notes Arranged for 2 Sopranos 2 Altos 2 Tenors 2 Basses 2 Greatbasses 1 Contrabass 1 Subgreatbass 1 Subcontrabass
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General Information

Work Title Christmas Day
Alternative. Title Choral Fantasy on Old Carols
Composer Holst, Gustav
Opus/Catalogue NumberOp./Cat. No. H.109
I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No. IGH 6
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 1910
First Performance. 1910 in London, Morley College ?
First Publication. 1910 – London: Novello & Co., Ltd.
Librettist traditional
Language English
Dedication To the Music Students of Morley College
Average DurationAvg. Duration 6-7 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Early 20th century
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation voices, chorus, orchestra
Solo Voices
soprano, mezzo-soprano (alto), tenor, baritone, bass
Mixed Chorus (SATB)
piccolo, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones (opt)
timpani, glockenspiel, strings
Extra Information Also arranged for voices, chorus and organ. Incorporates the following carols:
  1. Good Christian Men Rejoice
  2. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  3. Come Ye Lofty, Come Ye Lowly
  4. The First Nowell