A Swingin’ Christmas Medley

ChrisSiuMusic

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Hi everyone! I hope you’re very well.

It's been a while since I've released an original piece or arrangement, but this is why. Ever since I listened to Michael Bublé for the first time in 2009, my interest in big band swing and jazz standards sparked, and it's been a journey of repetitive listening and appreciation ever since.

After putting 30+ hours into the full score+mockup, I'd like to present to you a swinging big band medley comprised of 4 of my favourite Christmas classics.

Libraries used:
OT Glory Days
ProjectSam Swing More
Realitone Screaming Trumpet
Toontrack Big Band EZX

Without further ado, I'd like to present to you: A Christmas Medley. Please enjoy!

 

TGV

Senior Member
Nice. Some cool moments in the harmony, and always very lively. Good drum programming, too. I only thought the bass and piano were a bit loud in comparison to the brass. Merry Christmas!
 
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ChrisSiuMusic

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Nice. Some cool moments in the harmony, and always very lively. Good drum programming, too. I only thought the bass and piano were a bit loud in comparison to the brass. Merry Christmas!
Thanks, much appreciated! Noted for the next time :)
 
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ChrisSiuMusic

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Hi all! This is the first part of my breakdown series of the medley, starting with the arrangement itself, some voicing types, and my thought process. Please enjoy!

 
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ChrisSiuMusic

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This is part 2! In this video we'll discuss the mockup itself, the libraries, and articulation management. Enjoy!