This popular Christmas song was first recorded by Brenda Lee in 1958 and subsequently recorded by artists such as Bill Haley, the Partridge Family and Amy Grant to name just three.Estimated delivery 12-14 days
A gentle rocking song for a newborn King. This is one of Ireland's best-known works and ideally suits the warm homoginous sound of the brass band.Estimated delivery 5-7 days
"A Holly Jolly Christmas" is a Christmas song written in 1962 by Johnny Marks. He was also responsible for Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Rocking Around the Christmas Tree amongst his other compositions. The most well-known vocal editions are those by Burl Ives who recorded it in 1964 for a Christmas special, and then re-recorded in 1965 for his holiday album, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas. This latter version of the song has a somewhat slower arrangement than the previous version and featured an acoustic guitar solo introduction; it is this version that has since become the more commonly heard rendition on radio. More recently, it has been recorded by Michael Buble.
In the 1970s Elvis Presley gave many concerts with an orchestra that included a large wind and brass section. These concerts were characterised by enthusiasm and a fast tempo. Suspicious Minds was an up-tempo song in which the drummer played a particularly important role. This arrangement features a relatively calm central section followed by a closing section which will have the audience rocking along!Estimated delivery 10-14 days