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C.L. Barnhouse’s setting of Adeste Fideles (or, Come All Ye Faithful) is a great showpiece for an intermediate player who has a solo recital occasion around the holidays. Very similar in scope to Henri Busser’s variations on the same tune, they would actually make great bookends to the intermission to a Christmas recital.
Unlike Busser’s setting, though, this one skips the formality of explicitly stating the theme and then noodling around on it. This is a showpiece from beginning to end and will stir the audience to their feet at its conclusion.
You can play the first page for free in the samples, then grab an immediate PDF download above.