arr. Paul Clark - C L Barnhouse Company
Bring your trumpets out front and let them herald in the holiday season! This super chart begins with a fanfare that leads into a fun, swinging version of this familiar carol. It's easy to work up, and it's playable with optional limited instrumentations so it will sound fine with as few as 2 trumpets, 3 saxes, 2 trombones and 3 rhythm. After playing through the tune, the trombones, bass and bari sax get a fun riff going. Then the saxes and trumpets "trade twos" over it. This leads up to an effective and exciting key change with the trumpets leading the way to the end. This exceptional take on a holiday classic has no solos. While this chart is a trumpet section feature, they are never asked to play for too long without a break, and with the exception of two Gs, their range stays in the staff. Highly effective holiday programming!