‘O Tannenbaum’¬†(from our ‚ÄòIt Came Upon The Midnight Clear and other carols‚Äô string quartet CD) is a beloved German carol, often translated as ‚ÄòO Christmas Tree‚Äô but really meaning ‚ÄòO Fir Tree‚Äô. Its first appearance seems to date back to 1550 (possibly in Westphalia) with the most popular version being by Ernst Anschutz (who added a second and third verse) in 1824. All the parts are straightforward and are suitable for professional, student and amateur players alike.
Available in¬†two packages, for¬†string quartet¬†or for string orchestra. The string quartet package contains five pdf parts (1st¬†violin, 2nd¬†violin, viola, cello and full score). The string orchestra package contains eight pdf parts (1st¬†violin, 2nd¬†violin, viola, cello, double bass, harp and two full scores). The harp part is optional, meaning that the string orchestra arrangement has been composed to sound full and complete without the harp. As such, there are two full scores provided, one with and the other without the optional harp part.
Click here¬†to see the 1st page of the quartet score and gain an idea of the quality of the arrangement.