AS RECORDED BY GUY LOMBARDO
TRANSCRIBED BY MIKE HENEBRY
Well, here is one of the most famous holiday season arrangements of all time! You can't close out a New Year's Eve performance without this song. This version was arranged and recorded by Guy Lombardo in 1939. This is a syrupy sweet arrangement featuring alto saxophones all the way. It was originally scored for 2 altos, 2 tenors, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, piano, celeste, and arco bass (no drums or guitar). We have expanded the arrangement to suit most bands and it is now scored for 3 altos (baritone on alto), 2 tenors, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, guitar, piano, arco bass. The only drums are at the very end. While this is technically one of the easiest arrangements out there, the tricky part is getting the band's sax section to have that sweet, heavy vibrato, 1930s sound.