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Various Arrangers: Vocal Jazz Christmas I

Song NameComposerArrangerVoicingAs Performed By
A Child Is BornSharon BroadleySATBThe Ritz
A Song For ChristmasEllen HoffmanSSAATTBBNatalie Cole, Charles Brown, Nancy LaMott, and others
Carol of the BellsRich MannersSATB
Silent NightFranz Xaver GruberRich MannersSATB

Thad Jones, a wonderful writer, left us the beautiful, sensitive piece, 'A Child Is Born.' With all due respect to the music, the arrangement is simple, sparse and, of course, a cappella. Vocalists must work wholeheartedly with breathing, phrasing, matching of vowel shapes, cutoffs and impeccable dynamics. Ellen Hoffman's arrangement of 'A Song For Christmas' is a fun jazzy tune for all who love the season. A knockout amalgam of jazz waltz/traditional carol moves 'Carol of the Bells' along at a rocket pace with phrases alternating between straight 8th and swing, and harmonic content between jazz and traditional. The middle section of the piece offers a brief slowdown before returning to the fast-paced crescendo to the climax. With an uptempo swinging groove, a rockin solo and gorgeous background vocals, 'Merry Christmas Baby' is sure to be an audience pleaser at your holiday concert.

Item code: 4290B | Sheet Music | $11.98 |add item to cart
Vocal Jazz | A Cappella | Mixed 5-8 Parts | Softcover | 9 x 12
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