Shawnee Press35024680, SATB, with soprano solo, $2.75 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 35024684 $26.99Handbells (5 octave) 35024683 $3.95Instrumentation 35024685 $55.00Fl, Picc, Oboe, Clar, A. Sax, T. Sax, 2 Horns, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns, Harp, Master Rhythm (Piano, El. Bass, Drums, Gtr), Perc, Vlns I & II, Vla, Cello, Dbl. Bass