Medium: Holiday Percussion Ensemble (8)
Publisher: C. Alan Publications
Difficulty: Grade 4
Marimba 1 (4-octave)*
Marimba 2 (4.3-octave)*
Timpani (4 drums) & Sleigh Bells
Auxiliary Percussion 1 (Triangle, Suspended Cymbal, Snare Drum)
Auxiliary Percussion 2 (Concert Bass Drum, Wind Chimes, Egg Shaker)
*The marimba parts may be played one one 4.3-octave instrument.
"In the Bleak Midwinter" has always been one of my favorite Christmas songs. Having done an arrangement for solo marimba over 10 years ago in my first "Yuletide Marimbist" collection, it fun was to return to it for a fresh arrangement for percussion ensemble.piece comes to a graceful and quiet finish.