Brass band Quiz 15 – How well do you know brass banding Christmas ?

10 quick-fire Christmas Quiz Questions to Test Your Brass Band Knowledge


1. Which carol is this bass trombone snippet taken from?

2. Who is this Secret Santa?

3. The music for ‘Hark the Herald Angels Sing’ was written by which famous German composer?

4. Which carol is also known as ‘Greensleeves’ and for an extra point who is attributed to have written the music? 

5. ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ features a total of how many instrumentalists?

6. This is the opening verse to which carol?

Lully, lullay, thou little tiny child,

Bye bye, lully, lullay.

Thou little tiny child,

Bye bye, lully, lullay.

7.  ‘Sleigh Ride’ was composed by who?

8.  Name the carol beginning with ‘Z’

9. How many *carols have animals featured in their title? (point for each)

*Featured in the S.A. red carol books – you may regard some of them as ‘tunes’ and not ‘carols’ but anything in the book is ok).

10. Leroy Andersons ‘A Christmas Festival’ opens with which well known Carol?

Answers Below

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Answers: 1.Angels from the realms of glory  2. Nicholas Childs 3. Felix Mendelssohn. 4. ‘What Child is this?’ music attributed to King Henry VIII 5. Twenty Three (12 Drummers Drumming + 11 Pipers Piping) 6. Coventry Carol 7). Leroy Anderson  8). Zither Carol 9). Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Little Donkey, The Boar’s Head Carol 10. ‘ Joy to the World!’ followed very closely (2 beats later) by ‘Deck the Halls’ here’s the audio!….

If you would like to test your brass band knowledge out there are fourteen other previous quizzes to choose from with a variety of questions about brass bands, players music, conductors and a host of other brass band related questions.  

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