J:10032005:G:A Christmas Fantasy for Jazz Band
A Christmas Fantasy for Jazz Band
- C L Barnhouse Company
This very creative arrangement based upon What Child is This?
and O Come, O Come Emmanuel
will make a wonderful addition to holiday concerts. With very few exceptions, the horn parts amazingly never play anything more complicated than quarter notes and the ranges are very reasonable, yet the sound is huge and impressive. For musical contrast, there are short written solos for piano, alto, trumpet, and a short duet for both altos accompanied by a driving, "steamroller" rock feel. It's also playable with an optional reduced instrumentation of 3 saxes, 3 trumpets, 1 trombone and 3 rhythm. Totally awesome and highly recommended!