Don Gardner/arr. Paul Baker - Alfred Publishing Belwin Division
You, your band and their audiences will enjoy this clever chart on this familiar holiday novelty tune. After the full ensemble rubato introduction, the medium tempo samba kicks in with altos and trumpets, then the melody is bounced around to all sections. After a Montuna interlude, there are 2nd trumpet written solos with only two chords to keep it accessible for developing players, a sax soli, a written 2nd trombone solo, then a big shout chorus and out to the fun finish. It's also playable with optional expanded instrumentation. Something different...a clever samba based on this holiday standard. Highly recommended!
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