Category Archives: Christmas Songs

2017 Student Christmas Project – We Three Kings

Here is our 2017 Cambridge Saxophone Student’s Christmas Project!

I’m so thrilled for those of you who have put the hard work in for this years project. I started it a good two weeks earlier this year, hoping that We Three Kings, which is a REAL challenge for many of us would motivate you into action and give you a target to aim for. ]

I have to say that each one of you exceeded my expectations – over twenty students in ten different time zones, in seven countries, AMAZING.

So sit back, enjoy and share with your friends and family this Christmas, you’ve worked hard for it and enjoy it.

We Three Kinds – Cambridge Saxophone from Dan Forshaw on Vimeo.

 

Students Christmas Project

For the third consecutive year I am delighted to present to you the Cambridge Saxophone Students Christmas Project!

How do you get students dotted all over the world to play something together, having NEVER met each other?

Each piece we have chosen so far has been from the excellent ‘Jazzy Christmas’ book and if you don’t have one already, you can get hold of your copy by clicking this link.

Well done to everyone involved, it requires a lot of guts for people to record these videos and I am thrilled that some students who didn’t make it onto last years video have taken the plunge this year.  Having targets and a sense of accountability to others is a great way to motivate yourself and if you’re not in this years video, make sure you make it onto next years!

Posting a Video for Deck The Halls – Christmas Project 2015

Here is a short video showing you how to record and upload a video from an iPad or iOS device for the Deck The Halls Christmas Project 2015.

There are a few things to remember when you’re recording Deck The Halls for the 2015 Christmas Project,

  1. You MUST record at full speed, any slowed down versions will not be used.
  2. If you can record the backing track through your headphones and only send me the sax.
  3. Try and play the whole piece, even if there are some sections that you have to leave out, (this saves me having 15 people playing the first 8 bars!)

Silent Night Project

Oberndorf bei Salzburg, Austria, is not a place you often hear about in the news. However, this year its most famous carol, ‘Silent Night’, has been used to reference the Christmas truce of 1914 and even to help Sainsbury’s shift some groceries!

‘Silent Night’ was first performed on Christmas Eve 1818 and has been translated into 140 languages. It was originally written for choir and acoustic guitar as the church organ was not working.

I thought it would be a good piece for us to work on as a group. I’m thrilled that so many of you took up the offer to join in this project.