An Irish Christmas Eve
(CONCERT BAND, GRADE 3) A cheery, energetic holiday medley featuring the tune that would one day become "Deck the Halls". Originally a 16th-century Welsh New Year's Eve song entitled Nos Galan, it later became the Irish hornpipe "The Piper in the Meadow Straying" before English words were written in the 1800's. It is followed by the traditional Irish reel "Christmas Eve," featuring lively woodwinds and the Irish drum (bodhrán). Commissioned by Lake Country Symphonic Band, Mineola, TX - Mike Holbrook, director.