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Swing Into Christmas

15 Christmas Classics Arrangedfor a Soloist & Jazz Rhythm Section

By Anonymous

Chamber Music Clarinet, alto Clarinet, alto Saxophone, baritone Saxophone
15 Christmas Classics Arrangedfor a Soloist & Jazz Rhythm Section. Composed by Anonymous, John Hopkins, Lewis Redner, R. Willis, James Pierpont (1822-1893), Franz Xaver Gruber, Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847), and John Wade. Arranged by Carl Strommen. SWS. Christmas and Holiday. Collection. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #ATJ310. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.ATJ310).

Item Number: CF.ATJ310

ISBN 9780825848902. 9 X 12 inches.

Includes CD Play-Along with “Live” Rhythm Section Swing into Christmas provides a unique opportunity for the instrumentalist exploring jazz to “join” with a first-rate combo. The CD contains two versions of each song: a performance of the melody (on alto saxophone or violin) with combo and the other tracks with rhythm section only. Designed with the younger player in mind, Swing into Christmas encourages Jazz novices to improvise. Songs include: Angels We Have Heard On High; Deck the Halls; The First Noel; Go Tell It on the Mountain; Jolly Old St. Nicholas and much more!

  • Angels We Have Heard On High 
  • Deck the Halls 
  • The First Noel 
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 
  • Go Tell It On the Mountain 
  • Greensleeves (What Child Is This?) 
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing  Performed by Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn
  • Jingle Bells   Performed by James Pierpont
  • Jolly Old St. Nicholas 
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful  Performed by John Francis Wade
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem  Performed by Lewis Redner
  • O Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree) 
  • Silent Night/It Came Upon a Midnight Clear  Performed by Franz Gruber; R.S. Willis
  • We Three Kings of Orient  Performed by John Henry Hopkins
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Blenheim New Zealand
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  • December 31, 2011 Swing into Christmas

    Purchased this for my granddaughter who is a keen sax player. Although it only arrived a few days before she was to perform in a concert she was able to quickly learn the pieces which she just loves and which were very well received by an enthusiastic & appreciative audience. Her...

    sax teacher is also delighted with this and will be recommending it to other students. Excellent CD Pay-Along

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  • 5

    manhattan, ks
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  • December 06, 2011 Swing Into Christmas

    If you want different arrangements of popular Christmas songs, this is for you. I love playing the arrangements and with the play along CD, you can add your own improv to the songs. The songs have a great "jazz" feel to them. Great book, I highly recommend it for students...

    and older people like me, who still play just for fun.

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  • 5

    Jean Ann Foltz
    Monticello, IL
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  • November 14, 2008 What a refreshing change!

    I have found the saxophone book, "Swing Into Christmas" to be a refreshing change from most Christmas books! It is creative, fun, and I LOVE the swing! It is BY FAR one of the best Christmas books that I have found (and I have accumulated many over the years!). I...

    would recommend this book to anyone who performs for church or just for fun; you'll love the music! It truly does put you in the holiday spirit!

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