First Noel, The (5-Part Flex)

Price: 
$72.00

First Noel, The (5-Part Flex)

Arranger/Composer: 

Stempien & Turner

Item Code:
28535
Publisher: 
C. Alan Publications

This arrangement of the traditional English Christmas carol The First Noel begins with the familiar melody set to jazz harmonies in a chorale style before moving into a medium-tempo jazz waltz. Students will have the opportunity to study standard jazz articulations and rhythms as well as idiomatic chord voicings. The solo section includes suggested written solos and chord symbols for students who are ready to improvise.

RHYTHM SECTION ACCOMPANIMENT DOWNLOADS

Program Notes

This arrangement of the traditional English Christmas carol The First Noel begins with the familiar melody set to jazz harmonies in a chorale style before moving into a medium-tempo jazz waltz. Students will have the opportunity to study standard jazz articulations and rhythms as well as idiomatic chord voicings. The solo section includes suggested written solos and chord symbols for students who are ready to improvise.

The SpectraFlex Jazz Series
Originally developed during the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 to face the reality of socially distancing within our ensembles and to, therefore, create jazz ensemble literature that could be performed by a varied combination of instruments, the SpectraFlex Jazz Series has serendipitously filled a void in our catalog. This series for adaptable jazz ensemble features 5 parts plus drums across the pitch spectrum of a traditional ensemble. Each part is transposed for multiple instruments, allowing for a great deal of flexibility.

Whether we are in a global crisis or normal times, there are ensembles around the world that do not have access to all of the instruments in traditional jazz ensemble music. This series is the perfect remedy. It is filled with pieces that have been adapted from existing works in our catalog as well as ones that were written specifically for the series by composers at the height of their craft.

https://c-alanpublications.com/the-spectraflex-jazz-series/

Grade Level: 3.5
Copyright: 2021
Number of Players: 5+
Duration: 3:15

Sample PDF

  • First_Noel_Flex.pdf
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    Instrumentation

    Transposed Score (showing all transposed parts)

    ADAPTABLE WIND PARTS (1 copy of each part included)
    1. High: Flute, B-flat Clarinet, Alto Sax, B-flat Trumpet
    2. Medium: Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, B-flat Trumpet, F Horn, Trombone
    3. Low: Tenor Sax/Baritone T.C., Baritone Sax, Trombone/Euphonium

    RHYTHM SECTION PARTS
    4. Chord: Guitar, Piano
    5. Bass: Bass, Baritone Sax, Tuba
    6. Rhythm: Drums*

    *If no chordal or rhythm parts, you can download free accompaniment recordings.