08741510, SATB with solo, $2.50
Contact: J. W. Pepper, Product #3143740
Part of the “Sing a Merry Christmas” series, this entertaining medley starts with “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” in a jazz waltz full of pizzazz. This song features much unison and 2-part singing and would be well-suited to choreography or an opening dance sequence. The mood changes with the second song, “The Christmas Song,” widely-known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” This song is a perfect opportunity to showcase an ensemble or voices that can handle lush jazz harmonies and divisi partwriting. The piano accompaniment in this section is particularly creative and requires a jazz sensibility. The medley concludes with a well-known Christmas song as sung by Barry Manilow, “Because It’s Christmas.” This moving ballad starts with a medium voice solo with choir backup and builds to a passionate ending, concluding with the musical wish, “Merry Christmas to us all!” Perfect for school choirs, community choruses, and church Christmas pageants. Spectacular track and orchestration are available.