BIG BAND CHRISTMAS ARRANGEMENTS

All arrangements cost £25 unless otherwise stated.

Arrangements are scored for 5 trumpets, 5 trombones, 5 saxophones, 4 rhythm.

Most also have flute, french horn (optional)

Most have lead sheets, but where no lead sheet exists, it is always possible to purchase full scores.

Angels from the Second Storey (Mick Sheppard) Jazz waltz Soprano, guitar
Away in a Manger (Alan Hare) Medium swing Trumpet
Bethlehem Lift Off (Alan Hare) Medium swing Trumpet, trombone
Bing, Bong, Berrily (Jamie Anderson) Ska feel Tenor
Child-Stones (Mark Nightingale) (Based on Greensleeves/What Child is This?) Bright Could feature anyone
Christians Awake (Steve Gray) Bright Soprano
Christmas Conga (Rex Cadwallader) Latin Play-off
Coventry Carol (David Lindup) Slow Flugelhorn
Deck the Halls (arr. Bill Charleson) Bright Tenor, trumpet
Ding Dong Merrily on High (arr. Norman Moy) Medium Alto (or baritone)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Don Ashton) * £15 *   5 saxes + rhythm only
Hark the Herald Angels Swing (arr. Mark Nightingale) * £30 * Bright Tpt,alto,trumbone,drums
Holly & the Ivy, The (arr. Dave Perrottet) Jazz walatz Trumpet, trombone
I Left My Heart in Royal David's City (arr. Terry Cathrine) Slow Muted trumpet
In the Bleak (Holst; arr. Mark Nightingale) * £15 * Bright Latin 5 trombones + rhythm only
I Saw Six Ships (arr. John Dankworth) Medium swing Alto
Jingle Vendor (Mark Bassey) Latin Trumpets, percussion
Jingling Bells (Gareth Lockrane)    
King Jesus Has a Garden (Steve Duro) Slow then bright Tenor, trombone
Maryland My Christmas Tree (Ed Harvey) Bright swing Tenor, piano, guitar, bass
Midnight Clear (Steve Hill) Slow Muted trumpet
My Dancing Day (Rex Cadwallader) Bossa Piano, flügel
Noel Nouvelet (Steve Duro) Slow & medium swing Tenor, baritone, trombone
O Come All Ye Faithful (arr. Rex Cadwallader) * £30 * Bright Tenor, bass, drums
O Come, O come (Stephen Duro) Slow & medium swing Flügel
OLTOB (O Little Town of Bethlehem) (Dick Walter) Bright Bass, trumpet, saxes, drums
Pasaune in Excelsis (Steve Gray) Bright swing 2 Trumpets, drums
Rest Ye Merry Band (arr. Andrew Panayi) Medium jazz waltz Trombone, flute
Silent Night (arr. John Clark) Slow waltz No solos
Take Five Kings (arr. Alec Gould) Bright 5/4 Guitar, alto
Thirst - No Ale, The (arr. Mark Bassey) Jazz waltz Trombone, alto
Twelve Bars of Christmas, The (Paul Hart) * £30 * Fast swing All front line + drums - A Show Stopper
Wassail Song, the (arr. Dave Foster)    
Wenceslas Squared (Oliver Ledbury) * £30 * 5/4 then bright swing Tenor, tpt, tbn, drums
We Wish You a Merry Christmas (arr. Bill Charleson) Bright Trumpet, tenor, guitar
While Shepherds Waved (Stephen Duro) Medium bossa Alto, piano
Winter Snow (Mark Bassey) Medium Baritone
Winter Wonderland (arr. Matt O'Regan) Medium Riddle Piano (could be male vocal)

Big Band Christmas Vocals

At Christmas (Alec Gould, Christine Denmead) Slow Flugelhorn obligato
Auld Lang Syne (Paul Higgs) Slow rock Female vocal (or vocal gp)
Christmas Blue (Jack Long, Keith Kitchen, arr. Mark Bassey) Slow Flügel solo
Christmas Crackers (John Clarke, Christine Denmead) Bright  
Christmas Is (Bill Ashton, arr. Dave Foster) Slow ballad  
Christmas Without You (Paul Higgs, Derek Pascoe) Slow  
It's Christmas (Peter Sykes, arr. Steve Hill) Slow Flügel or guitar solo
Mary Had a Baby (Mark Armstrong)    
My Gift To You (Jacqui Hicks, arr. Steve Hill) Slow + bright Latin Flügel