In the late 70s/early 80s, this is how a big band would have
performed this classic Handel work (small smirk). We have heard a
hundred arrangements of this carol in the black gospel/Preachers Wife
feel and I wanted to do something a little different. You knowkeep it
fresh. SoI went back to the end of the disco era and gave us an
arrangement somewhere between disco and the music from the TV Show
C.H.I.P.s. Just humor me and check out the audio sample and youll see
what I mean. This will be a blast to play and a welcomed lift to any
This is the most flexible Holiday/Christmas project you will ever find!
This arrangement features a soloist plus full big band. Here is where the unbelievable flexibility comes in!
There is a written out part for EVERY solo for trumpet, trombone, saxophone and a vocalist.
4 complete versions of this arrangement were recorded with each one featuring a different solo instrument.
(there is a trumpet, trombone, saxophone and vocalist version of the entire record)
Also, this arrangement was recorded with full big band, but you could
use a 2/2/2 horn section (trumpet/sax/trombone) if you do not have
access to all the players.
ANY size group. ANY soloist on ANY song. Maximum flexibility
2018 Holiday Contest Entry
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