Trumpet Christmas Mashup
I actually wrote this arrangement just after last year’s holiday season. I recorded and posted the video on YouTube in the Summer, I think. I don’t think I told anyone about it because it wasn’t Christmas time.
A lot of people are really enjoying this arrangement. It’s a “mashup” of three different Christmas songs. It begins with an inverted statement of Joy to the World but then instantly goes into Ding Dong Merrily on High. The harmonies a slightly modern sounding and the counterpoint is very interesting.
Midway through the arrangement we introduce God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen and blend it contrapuntally with Ding Dong Merrily on High. This blending continues throughout the rest of the arrangement, even into the last song, which is a dissonant rendition of Joy to the World.
I wrote this arrangement because I was feeling it at the time. We had just finished the Christmas season and I had time to rest. All of these songs were still buzzing in my head (we call these “ear worms) and I enjoyed capturing what I was hearing to share with you this way.
The sheet music for his arrangement is available at:
You Play First Chair
We have a play-along video of this arrangement, too. Give this a try if you are interested in taking it for a test drive! 🙂