||"Christmas Canon" was written in 2009 by Don Crane. This work is designed for very young bands. Notes and ranges are very easy. The composer writes: "Christmas Canon was written for my Beginner Bandís first concert as it is hard to find something that kids can play after just a few months
of lessons. It is easy to play as the range is the first five notes of the Bb Concert scale. Getting kids to play with a clear tone is always an issue and the long tones that are in the melody are perfect for developing this. The melody is imitated throughout the piece which also gives the kids an
easy frame of reference and builds their confidence in "playing out".