More Christmas Feasting God Rest Ye Merry Swingers Score & Parts Rickards B39
More Christmas Feasting
God Rest Ye Merry Swingers
Score & Parts
Defect: minimal scuffing to the outer sleeve.
Arranged by Craig Rickards.
The 'Sequel' to the best selling 'Christmas Feasting', this pseudo big band arrangement of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen uses an even more flexible line up, with the additional option of live drums (opt. part included).
Skill level: Grade 5+.
98 bars at a lively swing tempo (m.m. = crotchet 136) in which arranger Craig Rickards syncopates, swings and shakes his way through with his 'Merry Swingers'.
Part 1 & 2 lead from the onset as 'God Rest Ye' ducks and dives with various permutations of the original carol. ''Let nothing you dismay'' never has the chance to take hold as the final coda heralds 'tidings of comfort and joy' in a flamboyant stand-off.
Score in C
Part 1: in C high or low, Bb or Eb
Part 2: in C, Bb or Eb
Part 3: in Bb clarinet or Bb Ten Sax or Eb or F
Part 4: in C bass clef or Bb Clarinet or Bb Tenor Sax or Eb Treble Clef or F
Part 5: in C bass clef or Bb treble clef or Eb Treble Clef or keyboard