Edwin Franko Goldman
SMC S951FS/ HL 172769
Among Goldman’s many contributions to the band’s repertoire, his pastiche marches such as “Children’s March” and the “Christmas March” have been especially popular. Familiar seasonal tunes include Good King Wenceslas, Adeste Fideles, Jingle Bells, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, The First Noël, Deck the Halls and Hark! the Herald Angels Sing. An optional short coda reduces the playing time to approximately 4:00. A handsome full score and judicious rescoring of the upper woodwinds makes this an ideal alternative for community bands looking for new sounds in a classic, yet familiar style for their December programs.