From the popular 2009 movie A Christmas Carol (starring Jim Carrey as Scrooge), Alan Silvestri's sparkling main theme is really more of an overture, mixing in familiar carols with memorable original themes. Beautifully paced and effectively scored for band, this is a real holiday treat for the concert stage!
Traditional carols are not usually thought of in a swing style. Yet Johnnie Vinson has found a creative way to arrange these favorites in a light and appealing jazzy style. Includes: We Wish You a Merry Christmas, The Holly and the Ivy, and Good King Wenceslas.
First recorded by Mariah Carey in 1994, this holiday favorite has remained popular every year since. Arranged in a swing style similar to the original, this arrangement minimizes the use of 8th notes making it very playable by most second year players.