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Santa Meets the Big Bands

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James D Ployhar

Medley arranged by James D Ployhar


Subtitle: Featuring Jingle Bells and Up on the House-Top


General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carols
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishers
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
Contrabassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Drum Set (optional)
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Santa goes head to head with the sound of the big bands, and familiar Christmas melodies take on an entirely new sound. Santa never swung any better in this traditional big-band-style arrangement of Jingle Bells and Up on the Housetop that's playable and swings from start to finish.

- Program Note adapted from publisher


Media


State Ratings

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Performances

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Resources

  • Perusal score
  • Ployhar, J.; Pierpont, J.; Hanby, B. (2005). Santa Meets the Big Bands [score]. Belwin Mills: Miami, Fla.