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A Christmas Jazz Portrait

By Traditional

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Saxophone quintet (2 altos, 2 tenors and baritone saxophones) - Grade 3
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Lennie Niehaus. Christmas, Jazz. Score and set of parts. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16478).

Item Number: KN.16478

This ambitious set of carols in contrasting jazz styles features "Up On The Housetop (swing)", "Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming (ballad)", "Patapan (jazz waltz)", and "Ding! Dong! Merrily On High (swing)". Though all the hallmarks of a Niehaus arrangement are present--modern chords, melodies for all, solid ensemble work, etc.--what we like most about this portrait is that it features songs that haven't been done to death.

  • Up on the Housetop 
  • Lo How A Rose E'er Blooming 
  • Ding! Dong! Merrily on High 
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