Tuesday, 5 November 2013


A bit of Christmas jollity for string players – “EINE KLEINE CHRISTMAS MUSIK” – four fun-packed movements for String Quartet (or String Orchestra).  Click on the icon to the right of this blog to view the full score.

Do have a look at this piece of Christmas frivolity!  It's ideal for busking, or for light hearted Christmas concerts – you could even use a movement as an amusing encore during the festive season.  Even the page turns are fun!  Email me if you would like the parts – I can either send them to you by email or post you a full, printed set (with score).  All I ask in return is a small donation to the “Andante Project” (supporting musical charities and promoting music education in the UK).

I hardly need to explain that this is based on Mozart’s original, with countless subtle (and not-so-subtle) references to carols and Christmas music.  I arranged the first 3 movements years ago but only recently did I figure out a way to make the last movement work!

So – the complete 4 movement piece is finally published and available either in print - all four parts and full score for only £15 + £1.50 p&p (UK only) - or as pdf files by email for as little as £10 (or a bit more if you like!).  Please order by email – xen@xenmus.net

Happy Christmas one and all - have FUN!!!