Brass Quintet

Winter is Icumin in! The Wassail Carol arranged for Brass Quintet now published by Forton Music.
Brass Quintet Christmas Carol
Wassail Carol for Brass Quintet
YouTube Demo

Listen to audio demos of the Wassail Carol arranged for Brass Quintet.

The video from Forton Music Publishers includes automatic score view.

Wassail Christmas Carol for Brass Quintet

Note that the published sheet music from Forton Music UK is of the highest quality!


The Wassail Carol is an arrangement of a traditional Christmas Carol for Brass Quintet; 2 Trumpets in Bb, French Horn in F, Trombone and Tuba. Each instrument takes a verse as a solo and the arrangements reflect the lyrics of each verse, including a barking dog! This special arrangement, commissioned by Denis Curlett and the Bournemouth Symphonic Brass, the brass ensemble of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, features solos for each of the five players. The Wassail winter festival, originally an ancient, pagan celebration in the UK, is where peasants would take drinks and food at their feudal masters’ dwellings, drinking from a Wassail bowl, which is similar to a punch bowl.


The arrangement is suitable for intermediate-level players.

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Original Works for Brass Instruments

Constellations Set II for Trumpet and Piano is split into separate publications of ten pieces. Seven pieces of intermediate to advanced standard are published in a single album by Forton Music as ‘Seven Pieces from Constellations Set II for Trumpet and Piano‘.

Trinity College London Press publish three pieces in various grade albums for Trumpet examinations. The most popular piece, Taurus – The Bull, lists as grade 7 in the album, Trinity College London Trumpet, Cornet & Flugelhorn Exam Pieces From 2019. Grade 7.

Astronotes‘ is a series of unaccompanied Trumpet pieces set at various standards. Visit the composer’s publications page for more details and where to find the pieces.


Visit the composer’s dedicated page listing all compositions and which includes links to publications and posts.

Coming Soon!

O Come All Ye Faithful, introductions, fanfare and verses to the Christmas carol for orchestra.

Check here and on the UMP Ltd. publisher’s website.

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