Just in Time for Christmas!!! A new mini-collection of duets based on traditional Christmas carols: Five More Christmas Duets, arranged by Kenneth Baird. Contents include The First Noel, Angels We Have Heard On High, Jingle Bells, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and a new arrangement of Joy to the World that is more traditional than the one found in my earlier collection. Versions are now available for flute duet and trumpet duet (note: these versions are not compatible with each other as the arrangements have been adapted for those specific instruments).
...and, if you don't already have a copy of 12 Christmas Duets, my earlier publication, don't wait any longer! Contents include: Away in a Manger; Deck the Halls; Hark! The Herald Angels Sing; Joy
to the World; O Come All Ye Faithful; O Come, O Come Emmanuel; O Holy
Night; O Little Town of Bethlehem; Silent Night; The Wassail Song; We
Wish You a Merry Christmas and What Child is This? Versions are available for flute, trumpet, clarinet, and alto saxophone (oboe) (note: these versions are not compatible with each other as
the arrangements have been adapted for those specific instruments.)
Kenneth Baird is a
composer of concert and solo/ensemble music for wind, string, and keyboard
performers, with a special emphasis on music for young performers. A music
educator for over 30 years, Kenneth's teaching experience runs the gamut from
beginning band and strings through college wind ensemble and orchestra, and has
held teaching positions with Tulsa Public Schools, Inola Public Schools, and
Oral Roberts University. Kenneth Baird holds Bachelor of Music Education and
Bachelor of Music Performance degrees from the University of Tulsa and a Master
of Science in Fine and Performing Arts from Southern Oregon State College. He
has composed numerous works for solo instruments, small ensembles, and string
orchestra, as well as audition music for district honor bands and orchestras.
An active performer on trumpet in a variety of genres, he has written several sets
of studies for that instrument.
Thank you to Shawn Bender, a very talented ORU grad, who has provided me with an awesome logo image!!!