Shawnee Press35024682, SAB with soprano solo, $2.50 You’ve not heard “Jingle Bells” until you’ve heard this showstopper by arranger, Mark Hayes. Well-suited for school choirs, community choruses, or church Christmas pageants, the energy in this piece never stops. The opening features mixed meters and a driving orchestral track with bells everywhere. Next, Hayes sets this favorite holiday tune in waltz style with comical lyrics, a big-band jazz chorus, and a tongue-in-cheek classical section, complete with an operatic solo fit for the most demanding diva! The final chorus showcases the men on the melody with the women “jingle-jangling” in the treble register all at a presto tempo. A lavish track and full symphonic orchestration are available, as well as an optional handbell part.
Acc. CD and Instrumentation available. See SATB listing.