From the king of swing, Sammy Nestico brings his inimitable symphonic jazz style to the concert stage. Originally written for the Boston Pops Orchestra, Sammy has re-worked this marvellous Christmas setting for winds, featuring the classic carol Good King Wenceslas in a variety of jazz-flavoured styles. The horn solos are cued and the piano part is optional. Sure to be a favourite for years to come.
Here is a great change of pace for a holiday program. "Good King Wenceslas" and "While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks" are treated in an upbeat swing setting with all the nuances found in a jazz ensemble. The arrangement features some "jungle" drums, a smooth jazz section, an exciting contrapuntal section, and a genuine big band ending. The Good King Swings! will be a welcome addition to any holiday music library!Estimated delivery 3-5 days
Traditional carols are not usually thought of in a swing style. Yet Johnnie Vinson has found a creative way to arrange these favourites in a light and appealing jazzy style. Includes: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Holly and the Ivy, and Good King Wenceslas.Duration: 3.50