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                           Happy Holidays

In mid-December 2008, Neuqua Valley High School put on it's annual "Crystal Concert" series.  This is an amazing collection of music (mostly holiday-related) performed by all of the various music disciplines at the school.  This is an impressive collection of musicians from jazzy scat choruses, symphonic orchestras, strings and bands, chamber singers, jazz orchestras and ensembles, sax quartets, bassoon quintets, flute duets, klangefarben ensemble (percussion), and a number of vocal ensembles and choirs.

Of course, my favorites tend to lean toward the jazz ensembles, but they are all extraordinary musicians, which makes it apparent why this is a Grammy Signature award-winning school.

I've included their music below, sit back and have a listen.

Disk 1 Disk 2
Title Artists Title Artists
Russian Christmas Music Wind Ensemble and Symphony The Montagues and the Capulets Symphony Orchestra
Gingerbread Boy WildScats Blue Trois Pieces Saxaphone Quartet
Vocalise, op.34 no 14 Chamber Orchestra and Strings God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Treble choir
Carol of the Bells Women's Vocal Ensemble Just a Closer Walk with Thee Brass Quintet
Holst Winter Suite: I. On This Day Earth Shall Ring Symphonic Bands Ave Maris Stella Varsity singers and Chamber
Holst Winter Suite: II Old Brenton Carol Symphonic Bands Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Jazz Orchestra
The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy Chamber Singers All is Well Combined Choirs
 "Little Russian" Symphony Symphonic Orchestra Sleigh Ride Klangfarben Ensemble
Scherzo String Quartet Christmas Festival Everyone
Joy from "Awakening" Symphonic Winds Trumpet Fanfare All Trumpets
Ave Maria Cello and Piano Duet Andante and Rondo Flute Duet
Winter Wonderland/Santa Claus is Coming to Town WildScats Gold The Carol of the
Vocal Ensemble
Christmas Concerto Symphonic Strings Fugue in G Minor Trumpet Quartet
Frosty the Snow Man Jazz Ensemble Because Vocal Ensemble
Lo, How a Rose E're Blooming 3x3 March, From the Nutcracker Bassoon Ensemble