Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Arranged by Ricky Lombardo
Score and Parts
Part 1: Flute or Violin
Part 2: Flute, Violin, Bb Clarinet, or Viola
Part 3: Cello or Bassoon
The concept of this arrangement is new and unique to chamber ensembles. The music is written for three instruments that can be mixed and interchanged as long as each part is covered. Any combination of woodwind and/or strings can be used as available.
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas is an enjoyable work that is cleverly arranged. This cute, familiar melody is introduced in its well-known manner. After being stated, the tune changes into a minor mode for a new touch. It is then slightly variated before finishing back in the major key. Although there are a couple of key changes, the arrangement remains quite easy. Rhythms are simple. One does have to be aware of several accidentals. This arrangement will be found to be interesting and fun.