Difficulty Level: Difficult
Instrumentation: Bb soloist (alternate solo parts in C treble clef, C bass clef and Eb are provided), 5 saxes (AATTB – altos & tenors have 8 bars of flute, which is optional), 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar, piano, bass, drums
Featured on the 2015 Pittsburgh Jazz Orchestra CD, “Joyful Jazz,” this arrangement of the well-known holiday favorite was written to feature trumpeter Sean Jones. The tempo is fast and swingin’. The orchestration was originally written for a trumpet soloist in addition to the full big band instrumentation; however, the chart can be played with a soloist and trumpet parts 1-3. Also, alternate solo parts have been provided to feature a soloist other than trumpet.