Chris Sharp's jazz waltz version of this Christmas classic makes a powerful jazz statement at any holiday concert. Featuring a written or ad-lib tenor solo before an epic stop-time ensemble section
This is the original studio ensemble arrangement by Frank DeVol for Ella Fitzgerald's 1960 album "Ella Wishes You a Swinging Christmas." It was arranged to feature a solo vocalist along with an SATTBB vocal
Sammy Nestico, one of the most important figures in the evolution of the big band sound, has arranged this holiday classic for the Count Basie Orchestra recording "A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas." This
After a 35 year hiatus, Grammy winning composer and arranger Sammy Nestico has joined forces with the Count Basie Orchestra to arrange this chart for their "A Very Swingin' Basie Christmas" CD. This
Rich DeRosa provides yet another wonderful Christmas arrangement to the big-band repertoire. This delightful contemporary setting of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen has a moderate samba feel and
Set as a bright swinger at about 200 bpm, and originally arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa's arrangement of the traditional Christmas song Angels We Have Heard on High is an
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,
This magnificent scoring of Carol of the Bells by Rich DeRosa was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band. Bob Curnow has adapted the score in two versions to allow for
Capture the infectious energy of Bill Chase with this aggressive holiday arrangement of Angels We Have Heard on High. Based on the same driving rock beat and cascading trumpet figures that won
This joyous jazz waltz at about 190 bpm is one of the very few big band Chanukah arrangements. Almost everyone gets a short written solo, and tenor sax and trombone soloists will get to stretch out with
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
Adapted from the chart he did for Diana Krall, and recorded with the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on her Christmas Songs CD, here is John Clayton's joyous, uptempo swing chart on this holiday favorite.
From the popular CD In The Christmas Mood recorded by the esteemed Glenn Miller Alumni Band, this swingin' chart in the classic Miller style has been used in several recent motion pictures. Your audiences
This creative, funk style chart of the traditional Christmas carol is featured on The Adventures In Jazz Orchestra Celebrates Christmas CD. As the arranger puts it, this is a party song and
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