Title:Here Comes Santa Claus (Linda Eder)
Duration:5 mins 10 secs
Trumpets 1-4:G6, C6, A5, G5
Trombones 1-4:Bb4, Ab4, Eb4, C4
Vocal:Ab3 - E5
Transcribed by:Alan Glasscock
Description:Wow. This is a tough, storming swing chart from the talented Linda Eder, and is not just for Christmas. The arrangement is a two-tune medley of Here Comes Santa Claus and Santa Claus is Coming to Town, and swings for all of its five minutes. The opening is memorable, there is a solo spot for lead Alto, a surprise change of feel in the middle taken from Sing Sing Sing and Oh Tannenbaum which leads into the second half of the medley. This is a huge chart and not for the faint hearted. If your band can pull it off it will be a showstopper. Both Altos double Flutes, both Tenors double Clarinets and the Baritone doubles Bass Clarinet, though we have also cued this passage with notes for the Bari in case a Bass Clarinet is unavailable. For the vocalist, the chart starts in Db, modulates to Bb and again to C.