A Merry Little Christmas : Vocal score
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.
- Sheet music | 112 pages
- 170 x 246 x 10mm | 222.26g
- 14 Sep 2006
- Oxford University Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
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 * 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 * 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 *
About Jerry Rubino
Jerry Rubino is a highly experienced choral director, workshop leader, arranger, singer, and pianist. For 23 seasons he worked with the Dale Warland Singers and later founded the Warland Cabaret Singers which, under his direction, developed their own distinctive sound and style and became well known for their innovative programming and educational outreach.
Table of contents
Blue Christmas ; A Christmas Love Song ; Feliz Navidad ; Have yourself a merry little Christmas ; I'll be home for Christmas ; It's the most wonderful time of the year! ; Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer ; Santa Claus is coming to town ; We need a little Christmas ; We wish you a merry Christmas ; What are you doing New Year's Eve? ; Winter Wonderland