Based on the traditional "God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen," this samba treatment cooks. After a short chorale intro, the samba rhythm kicks in either cut time or bright-four groove. Written-out solos are provided for alto 1 and trombone 2 but cued for trombone 1 plus a drum and/or percussion solo. A nice shout chorus and optional auxiliary percussion part complete this excellent arrangement. (3:08)
"A memorable addition to any holiday program, the piece is sure to be a favorite of audiences and performers alike."
Mark Hosler, The Instrumentalist