This is the perfect choral anthology for all mixed choirs who are sure that Santa Claus is coming to town! This collection boasts twelve dazzling arrangements of the top Christmas classics by some of America's best jazz and vocal arrangers. There's the holiday sentiment, Broadway verve, cool wit in all twelve exciting and engaging arrangements. In addition, each arranger has written practical performance notes, which offer advice to both conductor and singer on how to make music of this style come to life. Christmas just got spicier, so get ready to liven up your holiday concert and leave audiences (and singers) asking for more! Orchestral material is available on hire for Winter Wonderland, We need a little Christmas, What are you doing New Year's
Eve?, I'll be home for Christmas, and It's the most wonderful time of the year.
Edited by Jerry Rubino
"This is a treat: an American Christmas extravaganza for truly fearless choirs. Some familiar Christmas pieces, and others less well known here, are given the stardust treatment by several eminent arrangers." - Music Teacher, Oct 07
"There are plenty of slush, juicy, jazzy harmonies to smooch through in the simpler numbers. The volume is aimed at advanced choirs, but many of the numbers do not look especially difficult." - Matthew Greenall, The Singer, Oct 07
"For the competent choir, this collection will be a must-have. Here are numbers to open or round off your Christmas concert year after year: to draw your audience in, with bright eyes and happy smiles of anticipation; to send them home with feet
a-tapping and lighter of heart." - The Organ, November 07
Bill Hayes and Jay Johnson, arr. David Maddux: Blue Christmas
Johnny Mandel/Alan and Marilyn Bergman, arr. Vijay Singh: A Christmas Love Song
José Feliciano, arr. Paul Langford: Feliz Navidad
Ralph Blane and Hugh Martin, arr. Paul Johnson: Have yourself a merry little Christmas
Kim Gannon and Walter Kent, arr. Kevin Robison: I'll be home for Christmas
George Wyle and Eddie Pola, arr. Bob Krogstad: It's the most wonderful time of the year!
Johnny Marks, arr. Michele Weir: Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer
J. Fred Coots/Haven Gillespie, arr. Jerry Rubino: Santa Claus is coming to town
Jerry Herman, arr. Jerry Rubino: We need a little Christmas
arr. Paul Johnson: We wish you a merry Christmas
Frank Loesser, arr. David Maddux: What are you doing New Year's Eve?
Felix Bernard/Richard B. Smith, arr. Greg Jasperse: Winter Wonderland