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Frosty The Snow Man

By Steve Nelson

Woodwind quintet (flute, oboe, Bb clarinet, french horn and bassoon) - Grade 3.5
Composed by Steve Nelson and Jack Rollins. Arranged by Jeff Jarvis. Christmas. Score and set of parts. Duration 2 minutes, 30 seconds. Published by Kendor Music Inc (KN.16872).

Item Number: KN.16872

Adapted by jazz writer Jeff Jarvis, this Christmas favorite by Jack Rollins and Steve Nelson about the happy-go-lucky snow man with the corncob pipe, a button nose and two eyes made out of coal features catchy, yet accessible swing rhythms and provides brief rests for each player at strategic intervals. Dense, satisfying jazz voicings give this selection a lighthearted, authentic jazz flavor. Duration 2:30.

  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 4

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2012-10-23 00:00:00.0 great arrangement

    Clever use of each instrument and jazzy rhythm. Entertaining for any audience and fun to play.

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  • 5

    Central Illinois
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  • 2008-12-17 00:00:00.0 Very Fun Jazz Arrangement

    My high school daughters play in a woodwind quintet that performs locally in our community. All five quintet members absolutely love this arrangement. They each have 4-6 years of jazz band experience, and it's important to have jazz experience before trying this piece. Another consideration: although they each...

    have jazz playing experience, it wasn't on the flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn and bassoon, so it was still a challenge to get orchestral instruments to sound right for jazz! Also, a quintet wanting to play this piece should probably already have some experience playing together as a group - this is not a starter piece for a new woodwind quintet in terms of harmonizing and timing. Our group had been playing together for 9 months when we added this song to their repertoire, which was a good length of time for them to advance their small ensemble playing skills to an appropriate level for this piece.

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