A new John Rutter composition is The Colours of Christmas. The melody is beautiful in its simplicity, and the words are descriptive of the holiday spirit. This arrangement is written and intended for combined Wind Band and Chorus. However, it is also arranged so that it is complete with Wind Band alone. The scoring is done with some cue size notations that should be played if performing without the chorus. This will make a delightful addition to any Christmas or seasonal concert. The choral part is shown in the conductor’s score, but is not a part of the download. The audio file below illustrates the combined band and chorus.