The scene is set one very cold, very snowy Christmas Eve. In the market square a Brass Band plays a traditional Christmas melody, when in the distance, a second melody can be heard from another village nearby, and the magic of Christmas is created.
This magical true life experience was what prompted David to write Christmas Eve, but in this piece, he has also woven in a third melody.
Solo Quartet: Solo Cornet, Repiano Cornet, Solo Tenor horn, Solo Euphonium
Main Band: Soprano, Solo, 2nd and 3rd Cornets
1st and 2nd Tenor Horns
1st and 2nd Baritone
1st, 2nd and Bass Trombone
Eb and Bb Basses
Percussion: Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells