This medley of lesser-known traditional carols Bye Bye Lully Lullay and Patapan begins contemplatively with a dark jazz waltz that builds in intensity to a big ending. The style is reminiscent of movie scores by Lalo Schifrin and Henry Mancini. Various brass mutes and techniques borrowed from jazz ensembles add unusual orchestral colors. Features a brief timpani/flute duo inspired by the lyrics “Willie, bring your little drum; Robin, bring your fife and come.” Also includes an optional improvised jazz piano solo over minor blues changes that can be easily cut if a capable pianist is not available. (5:57)
Standard Full Orchestra:
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bass Clarinet, 2 Bassoons, 4 French Horns, 3 Trumpets, Violins I, II, Violas, Cellos, Contrabasses, Percussion plus Piano, Amplified Bass, Drum Set
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