We Three Kings of Orient Are composed by John Henry Hopkins Jr. (1820-1891). Arranged by Alan Baylock. Jazz Ensemble. Jazz Ensemble. Premier Jazz Series. Christmas; Winter. Grade 4.5. Conductor Score & Parts. 98 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.JEM01045).
This is a superb chart by an outstanding arranger, Alan Baylock. We Three Kings of Orient Are is your first choice for holiday jazz---hip, contemporary, and swinging all the way. The band will dig into the independent lines and big ensemble sound all built around the melody stated by five horns. Alan provides ample solo space for tenor sax, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, drums, and baritone sax and the brass ranges are modest. A powerful treatment of a traditional holiday favorite, this is first class writing. Highly recommended!