Deck The Halls

December 15, 2006 8:22 AM

A great arrangement of a classic tune by the Sovereign Brass, an all-brass quintet, which was an impromptu thing between my friends and I to spread some Christmas cheer and create a few new arrangements of some old chestnuts.

posted by antifreez_ (17 comments total) 14 users marked this as a favorite

I say you should keep it going past Christmas and record some non-Christmas stuff. Not to be the Grinch here, but I think you guys play really well and I would love to hear other kinds of music played by you.
posted by micayetoca at 10:11 AM on December 15, 2006

Quite nice, chapl
posted by joelf at 10:27 AM on December 15, 2006

Thanks! We certainly are thinking about that, but it's hard to find the time.
posted by antifreez_ at 10:28 AM on December 15, 2006

Very nice!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 10:32 AM on December 15, 2006

posted by allaboutgeorge at 11:35 PM on December 15, 2006

Nice one brotha!
posted by Jimbob at 4:37 PM on December 16, 2006

Thanks! I've got a couple more where that came from -- email me at if you'd like me to send them to you.
posted by antifreez_ at 4:42 PM on December 16, 2006

posted by cortex at 8:29 AM on December 17, 2006

One of the few brass groups I've heard in a while that's actually in tune! Very nice!
posted by fvox13 at 6:43 PM on December 18, 2006

You guys are pretty powered-up. Even my kids liked this!
posted by snsranch at 1:50 PM on December 19, 2006

Thanks! I'm glad you guys enjoyed it.
posted by antifreez_ at 9:16 PM on December 19, 2006

That's a really awesome arrangement and beautifully played.
posted by ddf at 6:09 PM on December 20, 2006

Fantastic! Christmas-y without being cheesy! Quite the feat! Thank you very much for posting all three of your arrangements.
posted by lumiere at 6:45 PM on December 20, 2006

I'm glad everyone enjoyed them. It's always a real pleasure, spreading Christmas cheer. Maybe next year, we'll do some new stuff ...
posted by antifreez_ at 10:18 PM on December 30, 2006

This is amazing music - a refreshed, modern brass-band sound. I'd love to hear what you could do with some Sousa chestnuts!
posted by Miko at 7:16 PM on December 19, 2008

This is a perennial favorite of mine- it's become a must-listen for me every year- Do you have recordings of your quintet anywhere for purchase?
posted by potch at 12:40 AM on December 2, 2010

Just wanted to say me, too - this is one of the small collection of MeFi music tracks I keep returning to. It's just beautiful and unusual. I'd be interested in purchasing, too, if you have a full CD!
posted by Miko at 8:08 AM on December 2, 2010

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