Christmas Music For Orchestra
Festive Christmas Overture (6 minutes)
220.127.116.11. 18.104.22.168. Timp. Perc. (3). Harp. Strings. SATB Chorus (Opt)
Either as a rousing curtain opener or a fantastic finale, Festive Christmas Overture highlights your orchestra, impressing symphony devotees as well as the ‘once-a-year concert attendee’. As David Ott’s most popular Christmas composition, Festive Christmas Overture has enjoyed over 200 performances across America. Best performed with chorus.
OUR MOST POPULAR HOLIDAY PIECE! Over 200 performances across America.
Angel's Harp (7minutes) For Solo Harp. 22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199. Timp. Perc. (3). Strings
Venice Symphony Orchestra, Czech Radio Orchestra, Philharmonic of NW Florida
Everyone adores the harp and they will love this setting for harp and orchestra. Angel’s Harp showcases this magnificent audience-pleasing instrument with lovely melodies, luxuriant harmonies, hushed textures and special techniques displaying its beauty and shimmering qualities. Lightly orchestrated, includes just a few glissandos (enough to make the audience happy!) the harp is a delight for the eye and the ear, so let it steal the show.
“The one piece the audience will talk about long after the concert.”
Fantasy on Adeste Fidelis (7 minutes)
188.8.131.52. 184.108.40.206. Timp. Perc. (3). Strings
“O Come All Ye Faithful” is an absolute ‘must’ Christmas carol, well-known and deeply rooted in tradition. David Ott’s Fantasy on Adeste Fidelis emphasizes the four facets of the Christmas season: The Annunciation, Mystery of the Birth, Dance of Celebration and a Processional March.
Four distinct orchestral representations, (brassy annunciation; colorful woodwinds/muted brass reflections; spirited syncopations with percussive treatments; the final procession of the magi) invite the audience to unravel the mysterious majesty of the true meaning of the season.
‘Tis the Season of Bells (7 minutes)
220.127.116.11. 18.104.22.168. Timp. Perc. (3). Strings
'Tis the Season of Bells is an upbeat and delightful way to showcase your orchestra in the holiday season. Each section of the ensemble, from percussion to strings, is given a chance to shine. Beginning with chimes, xylophone and orchestra bells, ‘Tis the Season introduces a festive and fun-loving tune in the flute. From there, the tune moves swiftly through the entire orchestra creating a miniature concerto for orchestra. Included is a short fugato giving the piece a little heft. Seven minutes of tuneful holiday music!
Dozen Daze of Christmas (12 minutes)
22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199. Timp. Perc. (3). Strings. Soloist, narrator or chorus (Unis)
In David Ott’s version, the traditional favorite “Twelve Days of Christmas” is given a whole new twist. On the first day, “my true love” sends a triangle player, followed by two snare drummers, three trombones and eventually the whole orchestra. The instrument-inspired text and familiar music allows for a great deal of fun and laughs from the audience as the instrument solos shine and orchestra members vie for the spotlight!
‘Twas the Night before Christmas (2 versions/Chorus or Narrator)
188.8.131.52. 184.108.40.206. Timp. Perc. (2) Strings. SATB Chorus (13 minutes)
220.127.116.11. 18.104.22.168. Timp. Perc. (2) Harp. Strings. Narrator (7 minutes)
Clement Moore’s immortal children’s classic poem gets a new musical update by David Ott. The magic of that Christmas Eve night is captured in this sparkling work for chorus (or narrator) and orchestra. The tale is told conjuring images of that magical evening in semi- classical style with refreshing melodies and dance-like rhythms. Your audience will follow the orchestra as the stockings are hung and Dasher, Dancer, Prancer and Vixen, and Comet, Cupid, Donner and Blitzen drive Santa’s sleigh out of sight. "Happy Christmas to all and to all a good-night!"
22.214.171.124. 126.96.36.199. Timp. Perc. (3) Harp. Strings.
The audience can’t wait, they know it is coming, the Christmas Sing-a-Long!! The tradition is complete with six all-time Christmas Carol favorites arranged for audience participation. David Ott’s renditions includes easy transitions, singable keys, with your orchestra leading the way.
Give the audience that once in a lifetime chance to sing with a LIVE symphony orchestra.
Angels We Have Heard On High
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Joy to the World
O Come All Ye Faithful