Doesn’t it always seem like you’ve barely gotten done with back to school season and Halloween events when suddenly you’ve got to pick out pieces for your Winter holiday concert? Don’t worry because we here at SmartMusic have got your back. We’re always on the lookout for new arrangements of classic holiday tunes as well as brand new Winter-themed pieces, and on the blog this week we’re featuring some of our new holiday releases for 2014.
As always, we keep our Holiday list well-stocked. To search for holiday pieces in your SmartMusic browser, just go to Find Music, click on Advanced Search Options, and select “Holiday and Patriotic” from the Genre menu.
Trombones Under the Tree from C.L. Barnhouse Co.
This holiday medley includes several beloved carols all wrapped up in a jazzy package. What’s more, this arrangement features those unsung heroes of the jazz ensemble, the trombones. Trombones Under the Tree is a medium-easy arrangement that sounds great no matter how many trombones your section may include, and even works as a trombone solo with jazz band accompaniment. Includes the songs “Joy to the World,” “The First Noel,” and “Jingle Bells.”
Audio provided by C.L Barnhouse Co.
Bring Your Drums, Jeanette, Isabella from Alfred Music Publishing Co.
This piece, which is based on the traditional French carol “Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella,” features the percussion section. It is appropriate for winter holiday concerts for students in their second year of band.
Audio provided by Alfred Music Publishing Co., Inc.
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