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    Christmas Fanfare

    Hi - I know, it's only November, but I'm starting to think about Christmas music.
    Does anyone here do a fanfare introduction to the bigger carols? - I'm thinking in particular of O Come all ye Faithful.
    Just considering a different introduction for Midnight Mass in particular.

    What are your opinions on this? - good, bad, or just plain ugly??
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    In my old days of playing I used trumpets and chimes as intro for midnight mass processional. Used a running chime pattern then adding a trumpet improv fanfare into the hymn.. can also use something similar to intro for "God of Our Fathers ". For he midnight Christmas as well as Easter I always pulled out all the stops.
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    Hi Bill, yes Id like to do the same, but trying to find a publication with these in is proving difficult to say the least
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    Hi Jonesey,

    You might want to check out this collection by Peter Lutkin. The 2nd piece is based on Hark the Herald Angels and has a fancy beginning that could be used (in part or in whole) for that hymn.

    I'll keep looking in my 2.3 Gb (so far) digital library for more possibilities.

    Found two for Adeste Fidelis ... don't know it they will work for your situation, but those are the only ones I can find in my searches at the moment.

    Here are the two files ... they are in public domain, so no worries about copyright violations.

    Adeste fideles.pdf

    Variations on Adeste Fideles.pdf

    There is a hoard of material by Guilmant for Advent/Christmas on IMSLP.

    This year, during Advent, I'm going to do all Noels mostly by Guilmant for preludes and special music (communion) when possible.

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    Thanks Krummhorn, appreciate the sugestions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JONESEY View Post
    Hi - I know, it's only November, but I'm starting to think about Christmas music.
    Does anyone here do a fanfare introduction to the bigger carols? - I'm thinking in particular of O Come all ye Faithful.
    Just considering a different introduction for Midnight Mass in particular.

    What are your opinions on this? - good, bad, or just plain ugly??
    I think that it could be effective and stirring (if done in good taste). I am wondering whether to write something for Hark! the herald angels sing - perhaps with yet another alternative last verse re-harmonisation and new descant as well.
    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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    Will you share it??

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    If you go on the Johannus Web Site, the resident organist posts music every month. He posted a fanfare style introduction in December 2009. If it isn't on the site send me a note. I still have the PDF somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nikam View Post
    Will you share it??
    Possibly - although I need to ensure that I have time to write it soon, in order that I can persuade my colleague to use it, instead of the usual Willcocks version....

    Pierre Cochereau rocked, man.

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    Here is the November 2009 Kommt allen tezamen set as an intro by André van Vliet, Johannus' staff organist in Noteworthy Composer format. There is a free viewer that allows you to print on their site here: http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/composer/download.htm

    Kommt allen tezammen - André van Vliet.zip

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    Dear frriend
    I have heard your wish and composed for you a fanfare on O Come All Ye Faithful.
    I will create a new post for it very soon in this forum with the free Pdf sheet music.
    For the moment you can here this fanfare here.

    Friendly yours. Jean-Paul

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    Enjoyed it Jean-Paul. Thank you!

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    Jean-Paul ...

    You are truly a gentleman and scholar. We are all indebted to your creativity and willingness to share your composition with us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Albert View Post
    Here is the November 2009 Kommt allen tezamen set as an intro by André van Vliet, Johannus' staff organist in Noteworthy Composer format. There is a free viewer that allows you to print on their site here: http://www.noteworthysoftware.com/composer/download.htm

    Kommt allen tezammen - André van Vliet.zip
    Albert, couldn't (for some reason) download the 'Kommt allen' but emailed Andre van Vliet and he has emailed it to me. Others may be more computer savvy than me!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by musicalis View Post
    Dear frriend
    I have heard your wish and composed for you a fanfare on O Come All Ye Faithful.
    I will create a new post for it very soon in this forum with the free Pdf sheet music.
    For the moment you can here this fanfare here.


    Jean-Paul - thank you so much, I haven't been on here for a week or so, so didn't see this.
    I've downloaded it and will print it out tomorrow and start work on it.

    Thank you again for sharing your talent with us.

    Tim.
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