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Adeste Fideles - arr. Rich DeRosa Angels We Have Heard On High - arr. Rich DeRosa Carol of the Bells (Edited) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow
   Arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa has written a beautiful masterpiece on this traditional Christmas favorite. Scored as a brass and horn chorale, this moving piece is filled with fluid cantabile lines, engaging counterpoint, lush harmonies and gorgeous ensemble climaxes.  Set as a bright swing, and originally arranged for the WDR Big Band (Germany), Richard DeRosa's arrangement of the traditional Christmas carol "Angels We Have Heard On High" is an adventure from beginning to end!  This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany.
Carol of the Bells (Pro) - arr. Rich DeRosa / Bob Curnow Deck the Halls with Jingle Bells - Richard DeRosa God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen - arr. Rich DeRosa
 This magnificent scoring of "Carol of the Bells" by Rich DeRosa (professor of composition/arranging at University of North Texas) was part of a long overture originally commissioned by the WDR Big Band, Germany. It would be difficult to find a more perfect holiday concert opener than this new arrangement by Rich DeRosa. DeRosa’s delightful, contemporary setting on “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen” has a moderate samba feel and features the soprano saxophone throughout.
Hark, the Herald Angels Sing - arr. Rich DeRosa Joy to the World - arr. Rich DeRosa What Child Is This? - arr. Richard DeRosa
  "Hark, the Herald Angels Sing" is a light, happy, easy-swing chart that is playable by most any band.   This traditional tune in a zydeco feel and provides an entertaining journey from beginning to end. Focusing entirely on the ensemble, there is no improvisation in this piece. Rich DeRosa continues to amaze us with his clever arrangements of traditional Christmas songs. This time, he has incorporated this Christmas favorite with a Wayne Shorter style/ feel, and the result is nothing short of spectacular!