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The Twelve Days Of Christmas

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Jazz ensemble - Grade 4-5
Composed by Traditional. Arranged by Ralph Carmichael. Kenton's Merry Christmas Series; The Stan Kenton Orchestra Library Series. Christmas. Score and set of parts. Published by Sierra Music (S1.SMP-610).

Item Number: S1.SMP-610

The 1961 Capitol Records recording of Christmas music was a smash hit for Kenton. It contained arrangements by Kenton and (mostly) Ralph Carmichael of traditional Christmas music. This particular arrangement is one of the more complex charts on the album. It goes through a series of meters and textures and ends up with a no-holds-barred swinging section at the end. A great chart! The original arrangements were written for 4 trumpets, 4 mellophoniums, 4 trombones, tuba, keyboard, bass, drums and auxiliary percussion. These are the charts we sell, but we've also included saxophone parts which take the place of the mellophonium parts. They work quite well! From Kenton's Merry Christmas recording.

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