Click below to hear the trombone version of this arrangement:[audio:oholy-trombone-aklbb.mp3]
Classic. Everybody sings or plays this arrangement at Christmastime. This arrangement (orchestrated by David Shipps) handles this classic carol with respect. If you have a trombone or trumpet player with chops, this is the song for them. If you would rather have it be a little more mellow, than an alto saxophone would nail it perfectly! Classic! That is the way to describe this arrangement.
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!
Alto Sax 1 & 2
Tenor Sax 1 & 2
Written out piano part