Shawnee Press35009626, SAB, $2.50
Stillman and Allen’s classic holiday favorite enjoys special treatment in this Hayes’ arrangement! The moderate swing tempo supports the rich jazz harmonies as they warm the hearts of choir and audience alike. Those harmonies, paired with an orchestration that has a bit of a “big band” feel to it, result in a very satisfying seasonal musical experience for everyone. Soloists are utilized on the verse and are supported by the choir; some divisi for the ladies enhances the lush choral sound. Hayes adds a short original section at the end, giving the piece a great finish and wishing all “Happy Holidays!” Of medium difficulty, this arrangement is excellent for school or community programs or for churches that include secular seasonal literature in their Christmas repertoire.
Acc. CD and Instrumentation available. See SATB listing.
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