Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, Soprano Sax, Woodwind Quartet - Intermediate
By Irving Berlin. Arranged by Diego Marani. Score, Set of Parts. 8 pages. Published by Diego Marani (H0.157255-934800).
Item Number: H0.157255-934800
"White Christmas" is a 1942 Irving Berlin song reminiscing about an old-fashioned Christmas setting. According to the Guinness World Records, the version sung by Bing Crosby is the best-selling single of all time, with estimated sales in excess of 100 million copies worldwide. Other versions of the song, along with Crosby's, have sold over 150 million copies.
Accounts vary as to when and where Berlin wrote the song. One story is that he wrote it in 1940, in warm La Quinta, California, while staying at the La Quinta Hotel, a frequent Hollywood retreat also favored by writer-director-producer Frank Capra, although theArizona Biltmore also claims the song was written there. He often stayed up all night writing — he told his secretary, "Grab your pen and take down this song. I just wrote the best song I've ever written — heck, I just wrote the best song that anybody's ever written!"
This arrangement for sax quartet (Bb Soprano or Eb Alto (lead part), Eb Alto, Bb Tenor, Eb Baritone) is suitable for classroom, repertoire and recital.
"2016 Holiday Contest Entry"
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