This very accessible holiday chart is based on O Tannenbaum and is in a bossa/rock style played at around 138 bpm with a brief easy-to-interpret 3/4 interlude that provides interesting
With Comfort and Joy, the melody is generously passed around the ensemble to keep everyone happy, plus there is written solo space for tenor, alto, piano and some drum fills, too. The lead trumpet
This outstanding arrangement of a traditional holiday favorite gets a Mannheim Steamroller twist. With a contemporary rock groove, beautiful harmonies throughout, easy rhythms and ranges, a written 1st alto
Yeah, a calypso holiday chart! Here's a very clever arrangement that is easy to play and sure to please. The features include a written solo for tenor 1, a trumpet 1 range to written F top line,
A holiday favorite for sure, this Jose Feliciano classic is set here as a bossa nova at about 128 bpm. It's a fine arrangement, well-notated, tasty, and a breeze to assemble for a concert. Written
This beautiful holiday waltz contains great harmony and texture. Easily performable by younger players at around 96 bpm, it even sounds terrific with reduced instrumentation and includes lots of
A creative and outstanding chart by Alan Baylock on the traditional spiritual. Beginning with claps and foot stomps, it builds throughout and features a written alto solo and a lead trumpet range to written
Here's an easy-to-play jazz waltz for the holidays with everything written out including a brief alto sax solo. The tempo is around 150 bpm, plus it has very accessible brass ranges and
More accessible than some of his charts, Gordon Goodwin gives this traditional holiday tune a jazz waltz treatment. The features include: a soprano sax lead part (alternate alto 1 part included), a 2nd alto
As recorded by the USAF Airmen of Note and arranged by Alan Baylock in the style of Li'l Darlin', this slow swing chart is an ideal selection for the holidays. It features no improvised solos but
Based on Beethoven's Ode to Joy, this chart begins with a slow and melodic hymn-style chorale then switches to a jazz/rock feel for the development. This chart has a nice rock groove, interesting
If you're looking for a more substantial holiday offering for better groups, this Gordon Goodwin chart is it! It's a medium-slow swing take on this Johnny Marks standard with a few modulations,
You'll want to play this superb holiday medley featuring Joy to the World; Silent Night; Deck the Halls and Greensleeves for sure! This chart can be performed with each tune
Yes, this is Jingle Bells! Check out this very clever swing arrangement that is sure to please. This very easy chart is easy to rehearse with a catchy hook, very modest brass ranges, and plenty of
Victor Lopez has taken the Ode to Joy theme from Beethoven's 9th, added a holiday twist and turned it into a very nice chart for young jazz bands. It features cool harmony and it's easy to rehearse and
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