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What, Child? (Jazz Fantasy on What Child Is This/Greensleeves)
   

What, Child? (Jazz Fantasy on What Child Is This/Greensleeves)

Traditional/Green

Arr. Green, Michael C.

$16.00


  • Ensemble: Brass Quintet
  • Genre: Christmas
  • Grade: 4
  • Duration: 3.0 minutes
  • Catalog Number: AOS181

"What, Child?" is a jazzy and sassy reinterpretation of the classic Christmas tune "Greensleeves", also known as "What Child is This?"   This chart has some very nice and adventurous writing by Michael C. Green.
 
World Parts are provided with this score when purchased as a PDF download.  Instrumentation for standard and a number of alternate parts make this playable by almost any 5 piece brass ensemble:
 
Part 1 - Bb Trumpet (alt. C Trumpet)
Part 2 - Bb Trumpet (alt. C Trumpet)
Part 3 - F Horn (alt. Eb Horn, Bb Baritone T.C.)
Part 4 - Trombone B.C. (alt. Bb Trombone T.C.)

Part 5 - Tuba B.C. (alt. Eb Bass T.C., Bb Bass T.C) 

Part 6 - Drum set (optional)
 
If you buy the "Ship to me" version, that includes the Drum Set part as well.

To order the Gig Ready Brass Quintet Library, Volume V: Holiday #2, which contains this arrangement and 24 others, click here.

This arrangement will be included on the upcoming Christmas recording by Spanish Brass (www.spanishbrass.com) scheduled for release November 30, 2014.

Review by Jason Dovel, assistant professor of trumpet, University of Kentucky of Spanish Brass-SuBLiMe Christmas in the International Trumpet Guild Magazine

Another commercial arrangement is Christmas Time is Here, which boasts exuberant trumpet improvisation and a tight ensemble groove. Throughout the entire disc. the group’s exquisite musicianship provides a most diaphanous texture in which all parts are always clearly heard. In addition to providing a wonderful sonic experience, this disc also promotes some wonderful new arrangements of holiday tunes. Several of the works including God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Carol of the Bells, Christmas Time is Here, Clearly Midnight, What Child, and Three Free Kings, are published and available through Art of Sound Music. With superb musicianship, clever arrangements, and superior engineering, this disc is a must-have for all who enjoy holiday music for brass quintet. 


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