Adding Swag to James Lord Pierpont’s Famous Carol
I wonder if James Lord Pierpont had swag in his time. Well, he does now at least with this new twist on Jingle Bells. Jingle Bells originally composed by James Lord Pierpont in 1857. It was published as One Horse Open Sleigh intended for Thanksgiving holiday. This arrangement modifies this public domain piece with instrumentation and genre. It has been arranged as a hip-hop rap solo with clean slightly modified original lyrics to give an authentic hip-hop urban feel. This is an easy and should provide some refreshing fun for intermediate students. The instrumentation is purely percussion. If a teachers has a particularly cool musical student with some swag and performance quality, this would be an excellent feature. But choral groups of all sizes and levels can enjoy this pieced. The percussion includes conga drums, tom-toms, sleigh bells, and studio drum set or comparable. Beatboxing the percussion would add a nice challenge and flavor for your choral groups.
Solo rap vocalist, SATB optional, TBB optional, Beatbox percussion option, Studio drum set, sleigh bells, conga drums, tom-toms.
Original composer James Lord Pierpont (1822-1893). Hip-Hop Arrangement by Tito Abeleda (1964- ) Score plus parts, 20 pages. Published by Visionary Quest Records. Accompaniment also available on MP3. MP3 includes two tracks on 1 track. The longer version provides enough music for repeat and additional vamp to adapt to your needs. The second track is a seamless loop version, again to adapt to your needs.