Christ the Lord Is Risen Today! This glorious proclamation that Jesus is risen from the dead is the perfect Easter instrumental opener!

The 8 Core Orchestra Series is our most flexible series. These are full orchestra arrangements but they are built around 8 Core players plus piano/rhythm. SO WHATEVER size group you have, this series can work for you. And it will still meet your needs as you add new players.


The 8 core players are:

2 woodwinds, 2 trumpets, 1 horn, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone or tuba

All of the melody parts are covered in these 8 core players’ parts. But these are full orchestra arrangements.

The complete orchestration is: 2 flutes, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon/bass clarinet, 3 trumpets, 2 horns, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone/tuba, 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, harp, percussion (2 players), timpani, piano, electric bass and 4 different string reduction parts.

I wanted to showcase the flexibility of this series so I have created two recordings of this arrangement. One recording is just brass and woodwinds plus piano. The second recording is adds a full string section:

Here’s the brass and woodwind only version:


Here’s the brass, woodwind and strings version:


This arrangement is available RIGHT NOW. When you order today, you’ll receive the PDFs of the parts for the full orchestra PLUS the Finale file immediately as a download. Order below!