The Huron Carol ('Twas in the Moon of Wintertime) - Orchestra

By Jean de Brébeuf 1642, Arr. Brendan Elliget MAGA 537


$20.00, for Orchestra


The "Huron Carol" (or "Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Canadian Christmas hymn (Canada's oldest Christmas song), written probably in 1642 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Jesuit missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, He is born"). The song's melody is based on a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid").[Wikipedia]

This is an arrangement for full Orchestra with an optional piano part included. A descant part can be played on Flute/Piccolo, Violin and Clarinet in the 2nd Verse and then on Trumpet, Flute/Piccolo, Violin and Clarinet in the 4th Verse. There is also an optional 4th Clarinet part - Mostly covered on the Viola 2 (optional Part)…

There is also the same arrangement for Concert Band.

The MP3 was recorded with NotePerformer 3. Grade = 3.5 Duration - 3:50 mins.


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