This melancholy Christmas standard from the 1960’s “A Charlie Brown Christmas” television special gets a brass treatment in Steve Ash’s lovely arrangement for brass quintet. Every part takes its turn with the melody for at least a short time, while other accompanying moving lines around the entire ensemble will keep things interesting for everybody.
Other than an optional improvised tag for the trombonist, there aren’t many other technical challenges as this arrangement becomes more a vehicle for displaying ensemble blend and balance, as well as making for an accessible chart for a broad range of skill levels.
This fantastic chart belongs in the book for every brass quintet’s Christmas program as it brings a smile to everyone’s face!
Also available for Trombone Quintet/Choir