This download is for the complete orchestration and vocals of The First Noel from our Horns & Rhythm – Christmas series.

Instrumentation is 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 saxes and rhythm but full orchestra parts (strings, woodwinds and percussion) are also included as additional (not substitute) parts to provide even more players to use their gifts. The demonstration recording contains 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 2 tenor saxes and rhythm. I really like the sound of 2 tenor saxes in the horn section BUT I know every church is different so the 2 sax parts are written out for both alto and tenor. If you have 1 alto/1 tenor, tell the alto to play the top notes, the tenor to play the bottom notes (great flexibility in the saxes).

All of the vocal arrangements in the series were written in a ‘logical’ way so the soprano/bass have the melody in octaves so the congregation can easily pick-up these arrangements with ease. The alto/tenor have added parts written by first call session vocalist and Dove nominated arranger, David Wise that really thicken up and add energy to these arrangements. Purchasing this product allows you permission to make as many copies as needed for your vocal groups.

Complete Instrumentation:

Flute 1 & 2


Clarinet 1 & 2

Bass Clarinet/Bassoon

Horn 1 & 2

Trumpet 1, 2 and 3

Trombone 1, 2 and 3


Alto Sax 1 & 2 (doubles Tenor Sax 1 & 2)

Tenor Sax 1 & 2

Bari Sax


Violin 1 & 2



Double Bass

Rhythm Chart

Written out piano

Written out electric bass

4 String Synth parts (GREAT FLEXIBILITY!)

Concert Pitch Score

Transposed Score

Double click below to hear the demonstration recording of this arrangement: