O Holy Night - PDF

O Holy Night - PDF


Variety is the name of the game with this one. The intro establishes “the stars are brightly shining” with a lengthy reference to Gustav Holst’s The Planets that moves into jazz-rock, cool jazz and gospel grooves. A hard swinging 12/8 shuffle take it on through the surprise ending that again references The Planets. Features solos for trumpet and trombone. 

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Instrumentation: 4 trpts., 4 trombones, 5 saxes with 2 flute doubles, rhythm section with SATB choir. Could also be performed as instrumental with minor adjustments. (7:16)

A similar arrangement is available for orchestra.