Holly and the Good King for String Orchestra
SMC SO143C/ HL 348239
The “holly” part of this arrangement is quite traditionally treated and every section has their chance at the melody. The “king” section is quite chromatic and adventurous harmonically and rhythmically, morphing in and out of 7/8, with a pizzicato section in the middle and a very dynamic finale. It also has a bass line your orchestra will most certainly recognize!