Rest Ye Merry Samba
Jazz Ensemble - Grade 2
Arranged by Paul Baker. Jazz Ensemble; Part(s); Score. Young Jazz Ensemble. Christmas; Jazz; Novelty; Sacred; Winter. 94 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.36037).
Item Number: AP.36037
Based on the traditional "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," this samba treatment cooks. After a short chorale intro, the samba rhythm kicks in either cut time or bright-four groove. Written-out solos are provided for alto 1 and trombone 2 but cued for trombone 1 plus a drum and/or percussion solo. A nice shout chorus and optional auxiliary percussion part complete this excellent arrangement. (3:08)
"A memorable addition to any holiday program, the piece is sure to be a favorite of audiences and performers alike."
Mark Hosler, The Instrumentalist.