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Ad libitum - Family Edition
Ad libitum - Family Music
Chamber Ensemble
Chamber Music with Voice
Price: $29.95 (Excl. VAT)
Online availability: In stock
Store availability: Available

Music for Christmas

with optional combinations of instruments

Guitar part by Mosóczi Miklós
Selected, transcribed and edited by Soós András
Setting: Chamber Music with Voice, Chamber Music for Mixed Ensemble
Instrumentation: I - vl/bfl s,fl/ob, cl in Sib/sax s in Sib,tr in Sib, II - vl, bfl a, cl in Sib/tr in Sib, chit (ad lib.), canto (ad lib.), perc (ad lib.), basso (ad lib.), vlc/fg/euf
Series: Ad Libitum Family Edition
Genre: Christmas music, Pedagogical performance pieces
Language: Hungarian, English, German, French
Length: 102 pages
Format: Bach (23 x 30,2 cm)
Weight: 0.4 kg
Published: April 2015
Publisher: Editio Musica Budapest Zeneműkiadó
Item number: 14946
ISMN: 9790080149461
The volumes of the Ad libitum series contain duos, trios and quartets of easy, medium and advanced levels of difficulty, which are playable with various combinations of instruments. Ad libitum Family Edition volumes are recommended mainly for families or groups of friends where at least three people play an instrument. Each of the pieces included can be performed using flexible instrumentation, whether there are three, four or even five persons who would like to play together. This volume contains the finest of easily playable pieces for Christmas and Advent. Some can include a singer, so that a vocal part appears with the instrumental ones.

At least two melodic and one accompanying instruments are required to perform the pieces.

Part I: violin / descant recorder / flute / oboe / clarinet / soprano saxophone / trumpet;

Part II: violin / treble recorder / clarinet / trumpet;

Accompaniment: piano / guitar.

Any of the following optional parts can be added:

Voice (ad libitum);

Percussion (ad libitum);

Bass (ad libitum): cello / bassoon / euphonium.


Wade, John Francis: Adeste, fideles - O come, all ye faithful (Cantus diversi, 1751)
Ismeretlen szerző: Quem pastores laudavere - While their flocks the shepherds tended
Schein, Johann Hermann: Dies est laetitiae - Royal day that chasest gloom (Cantional, 1627)
Vulpius, Melchior: Unto the world this happy morn (Ein schön geistlich Gesangbuch, 1609)
Esterházy Pál: Dormi, Jesu, dulcissime - Sleep, my dearest Jesus (Harmonia caelestis, 1711)
Ismeretlen szerző: O Christmas tree
Praetorius, Michael: Lo, how a rose e'er blooming (Musae Sioniae, 6. Theil, No. 53, 1609)
Dandrieu, Pierre: Christmas (Noels, O filii, chansons de Saint-Jacques, Stabat mater, et carillons, ca 1721/1733)
Praetorius, Michael: Puer natus in Bethlehem - A Child is born in Bethlehem
Gruber, Franz Xaver: Silent night (1818)
Sullivan, Arthur Seymour Sir: It came upon a midnight clear (1874)
Ismeretlen szerző: Noel nouvelet
Schein, Johann Hermann: Now come, saviour of the heathens (Opella nova, 1618)
Händel, Georg Friedrich: Pastorale (Messiah, HWV 56)
Bach, Johann Sebastian: In dulci jubilo (BWV 368)
Ad libitum
The main draw of the "Ad libitum" series, per its title, is that it’s full of a variety of pieces which can be performed using flexible instrumentations so that string, woodwind, and percussion instrumentalists can freely enjoy collective music making together.
Mixed Chamber Duo
Flexible ensemble
Flexible ensemble
Mixed Chamber Duo
Mixed Chamber Trio
Mixed Chamber Quartet
Mixed Chamber Duo
Mixed Chamber Trio
Mixed Chamber Quartet
Chamber Music with Voice
Chamber Ensemble

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