The Christmas Song “Chestnuts” (vers. 2)

The Christmas Song “Chestnuts” (arr. January 2013) is an arrangement for vocalist and orchestra which features extended modern jazz harmonies and voicings which create warmth and lush sonorites for the popular carol favorite in the key of Eb major.  Heavy-handed, dense, low voicings in Strings and echoing Woodwinds and auxiliary instrument shape the ABAA form of this classic carol into a memorably tender rendition that supports the vocalist and uses percussion and other punctuation effects to create a wintery depiction of snow and wind.