Bette Midler’s fun and quirky rendition of this Christmas ditty is available here as a vocal feature with full Big Band accompaniment. It follows her recording in key (D Major) and in form.
Lots of exciting hits and fun interplay within the ensemble. Range-wise, the first trumpet part pops out a few high E’s (concert D). There is a small interlude that varies from the string instrumentation from the recording in favor of a clarinet lead over Miller-style “Sweet” saxes. Alto 2 doubles here on clarinet.
The Rhythm/Lead part works as a condensed part that gives the chord changes and general hits for rhythm players and/or conductor, but individual parts are provided for all. The Guitar and Bass parts still use slashes but the Piano part offers a fully notated option. The Percussion part (sleigh bells) is optional.
This song is always a great crowd pleaser and is a great showoff tune for your female vocalist!