Composed by T. Phillips. Young Concert Band. Sound Foundations Series. Audio recording available separately (item CL.WFR374). Score and set of parts. Composed 2011. Duration 2 minutes, 3 seconds. Published by C.L. Barnhouse (CL.023-4061-00).
In this new twist on the old classic "Jingle Bells," your beginning band students are sure to have fun as the Latin rhythms and percussion instruments combine with the traditional melody. Todd Phillips seamlessly weaves familiar Latin themes with "Jingle Bells" to create a unique holiday arrangement. This arrangement will work well with students who have had two semesters of band. This setting provides an excellent opportunity for students to learn to play Latin rhythms while the percussion section learns to play the traditional Latin percussion instruments. A welcome change of pace for your next winter concert; "Calypso Bells" is the perfect opportunity to combine the warmth of the Latin sound with the coolness of "Jingle Bells.".