This is a cleverly written and arranged medley of Christmas Carols for brass quintet and light percussion. To get the best effect, it needs to be played with precision and verve. There are a couple of tricky moments which need careful negotiation, but apart from that it's fun to play and good to listen to. The good news is that audiences never seem to tire of it, and Surrey Brass has incorporated it into their core Christmas repertoire for many years for this reason.
- (Weybridge, United Kingdom)