O Little Town of Bethlehem (vocals with big band)




Publisher: New York Voices
Year of publication: 2015
Voicing: SATB with 5/4/4 big band
Duration: 5:00
Level: III

As recorded by New York Voices in 2013 (“Let It Snow” – 2013, Five Cent Records) – this is an old holiday favorite, which NYV has been performing for many years.  This chart places the traditional English carol in a “Count Basie-esque” setting, with a laid back, medium swing feel.  Classic 4-way close writing abounds, and there is plenty of space for both scat and instrumental solos.

Sop: F#2 – E4
Alto: F#2 – C4
Tenor: B1 – G3
Bass: G1 – F3