Christmas Music 

Arrangements for Concert Band

Sneaking on the Housetops - Grade 0.5
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Have you ever wondered how Santa can get around everyone's house without making a sound? This arrangement of Up on the Housetop is a musical depiction of what it would sound like if Santa was caught sneaking around. Every instrument gets an opportunity to shine in this piece, either by playing the melody, or getting short solis.

A Holiday Festival - Grade 1.5
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A Holiday Festival is a multi-cultural holiday piece including songs representing Christmas, Ramadan, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa. The piece opens with a bold entrance of Deck the Halls before moving into a song titled Eid Mubaruk, an original piece inspired by Arabic music. It then moves into an arrangement of a traditional Hebrew song Hanukkah, Sov, Sov, Sov. Afterwards, another original piece titled, Umoja, Nia, Imani, inspired by African grooves and feels is performed, following by a full arrangement of Deck the Halls to close the entire medley.

Hanukkah Swing - Grade 1.5
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This is a fun, traditional Hanukkah song arranged in a jump swing style. From beginning to end, the chart is full of high energy, and incorporates hints of classic swing tunes. Although there is a written solo for the trumpet, chord changes are included, allowing opportunity for improvisation.

Santa's Sleigh Ride - Grade 2
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Santa's Sleigh Ride is a creative arrangement of Up on the Housetop as it would be heard in various cultures from around the world. The original melody has been mixed with traditional songs or has been modified to fit the style of music well known to these cultures. Regions covered by Santa during this clever arrangement include The Caribbean, Hawaii, India, Japan and the USA.

Arrangements for Brass Quintet

Sov Sov Sov - Easy-Medium
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Sov, Sov, Sov is a jump swing version of the traditional Hanukkah song. Arranged in the style of Louis Prima tune Sing, Sing, Sing, this chart is sure to get audiences dancing in their seats. Performers will also enjoy this as it is a fun, energetic piece where every player gets an exciting part to play. While solos are written in, chord changes are also included for players who wish to improvise instead.

Dreidel Boogie - Medium
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This arrangement of the classic children s Hanukkah song is written in the style of 1950s rockabilly music and includes all the elements from the Boogie Woogie bass line to the traditional guitar riffs.

Glory to that Good Jump Swing - Medium
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This jump swing version of Hark the Herald Angels Sing will definitely get the toes of listeners tapping. The tuba introduces the style, by playing a bass line a la Sing, Sing, Sing. Each instrument enters with the same riff that the tuba introduces at the beginning of the piece.Fun!

Hanukkah Swing - Medium
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This is a fun, traditional Hanukkah song arranged in a jump swing style. From beginning to end, the chart is full of high energy, and incorporates hints of classic swing tunes.

Mambo on the Housetop - Medium
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After a short introduction, Up on the Housetop kicks into a catchy, latin flavoured version of this children s favourite Christmas carol. Great latin rhythms and melody spread around make this as fun to play as it is to listen to.

These Three Kings They Like to Swing - Medium
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We Three Kings has been set here as an upbeat, jazz waltz. The tuba, trumpet 2, and horn introduce a variation of the traditional 'oom-pa-pa' feel of a waltz. The melody is passed between the trombone and trumpet 1. Something a little different in the Christmas gig books.

'Tis the Season to Get Funky - Medium
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This is a slower, laid back version of the popular Christmas song. Throughout the chart, the tuba plays a classic funk bass line. The melody is mainly performed by trumpet 1 and horn. Great change of pace chart at a concert or as background music at an event.

Santa's Sleigh Ride - Medium-Difficult
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Santa's Sleigh Ride is a creative arrangement of Up on the Housetop as it would be heard in various cultures from around the world. The original melody has been mixed with traditional songs or has been modified to fit the style of music well known to these cultures. Regions covered by Santa during this clever arrangement include The Caribbean, Hawaii, India, Japan and the USA.

Arrangements for Sax Quartet

Angels We Have Heard - Medium
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Jingle Bells - Medium
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Deck the Halls - Medium
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Swingin' Saxes Christmas - Set 1

Set for medium level sax quartet and optional drum set, this is a fun collection of four traditional carols done up in non traditional ways! Angels We Have Heard on High is a medium bossa mixed with swing. Jingle Bells is arranged in the style of rockabilly artists such as Bill Haley and the Comets and Elvis Presley. Deck the Halls is a slower, laid back funk version. O Come All Ye Faithful was arranged using the style of a modern big band.

O Come All Ye Faithful - Medium
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Up on the Housetop - Medium
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Hark the Herald - Medium
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We Three Kings - Medium
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Swingin' Saxes Christmas - Set 2

Set for medium level sax quartet and optional drum set, this is a fun collection of four traditional carols done up in non traditional ways! Up on the Housetop kicks into a catchy, latin flavoured version of this children's favourite Christmas carol. Hark the Herald Angels is set as a jump swing chart in the style of Gene Krupa. Silent Night is arranged in 4/4 (as opposed to the original triple metre), to create the feel of a rock ballad. We Three Kings is an upbeat, jazz waltz.

Silent Night - Medium
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Arrangements for Interchangeable Woodwind Ensemble

Glory to That Good Jump Swing - Easy-Medium
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This jump swing version of Hark the Herald Angels Sing will definitely get the toes of listeners tapping. The lowest part introduces the style, by playing a bass line a la Sing, Sing, Sing. Each instrument enters with the same riff that was introduced at the beginning of the piece. Fun!

Mambo on the Housetop - Easy-Medium
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After a short introduction, Up on the Housetop kicks into a catchy, latin flavoured version of this children's favourite Christmas carol. Great latin rhythms and melody spread around make this as fun to play as it is to listen to.

Arrangements for Other Ensembles

Hanukkah Swing - Easy-Medium
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Brass Choir

This is a fun, traditional Hanukkah song arranged in a jump swing style. From beginning to end, the chart is full of high energy, and incorporates hints of classic swing tunes. Although there is a written solo for the trumpet, chord changes are included, allowing opportunity for improvisation.