Various (Ausman/Sample) Caroling Book, The

Trombone Quartets

  • Various (Ausman/Sample)

    Caroling Book, The (Ausman/Sample)

    The Caroling Book for Trombone Quartet is a collection of 21 Christmas carols and songs arranged by the L.A. Philharmonic's Sonny Ausman (straight tunes) and Professor Steve Sample (swing tunes). The arrangements are within reach of most intermediate toadvanced performers. All parts in bass clef. Contents:
    • Joy to the World
    • O Come, All Ye Faithful
    • Frosty the Snowman
    • Away in a Manger
    • Angels We Have Heard on High
    • Let It Snow
    • Silent Night
    • The First Noel
    • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    • O Little Town of Bethlehem
    • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    • Jingle Bells
    • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
    • We Three Kings
    • Mistletoe and Holly
    • Winter Wonderland
    • Go Tell It On the Mountain
    • Ding Dong! Merrily On High
    • Jingle Bell Rock
    • Have Yourself A Merry Christmas
    • Santa Baby
    • Sometime There are only Three
    Growing up in Bessemer, Alabama I spent many a cold winter's night with my friends playing Christmas carols around the neighborhood and in remote locations on the front lawns of friends' and relatives' homes. It was great fun. There were usually only three of us. We just couldn't seem to enlist that one extra player. If we were lucky we had 3 trombones, but sometime there was a euphonium, tenor sax or bari sax substitute. Finding music was difficult. So we wrote arrangements taken from the hymn book and from other sources. This is the inspiration for this caroling book.

    I wanted to achieve two goals in compiling this set of carols: that there would be plenty of them and that they would be easily playable for most trombonists - on cold December nights. With the help of my good friend, Steve Sample, I believe we have succeeded.

    So take the book out this Christmas season and have fun. And please "swing" on Steve's arrangements. - Sonny Ausman

    (score sample pages)

    • Category: Trombone Quartets
    • Item: 102919
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