Swing your way into Christmas with this big band style arrangement of the well-loved Christmas carol “O Christmas Tree”.
A simple new setting of the German traditional carol Ein kindlein in Der Weigen, commonly associated with the English words “We gather ’round the manger bed”.
Every year, bands search for something new and different for their Christmas concerts. In this comedy item, originally composed for piano duet, the feeling of Christmas is ever-present. The playful melody is passed around the band, including a percussion solo.
Based on the French Christmas carol, Whence Is That Goodly Fragrance?, this moving arrangement by Lynda Nicholson allows a band to show off their soft and lyrical playing.
A giocoso euphonium solo, composed by Darrol Barry around the well-loved Christmas carol.
A concert march based on a lively 6/8 Yorkshire dance song often sung at Christmas and Easter, arranged by Sam Fisher.
A collection of traditional and modern Christmas songs from the Black Dyke Band, conducted by Nicholas J. Childs.
Christmas 2015 edition of the American Band Journal, featuring arrangements by Holz, Gates, Bowen, Schmidt and Simmons-Smith.
In April 2015, the Canadian Staff Band (Bandmaster John Lam) once again held recording sessions at St. Anne’s Anglican Church in Toronto. The band will be releasing a new Christmas recording, entitled “Fanfare and Celebration for the Birth”, later in the year.
“Jingle Bells” gets the Michael Bublé big band treatment in this arrangement which will appeal to bands of all levels.