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“Let’s Swing for Xmas” Berrytones Big Band MHP320


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Let’s Swing for Xmas is the first CD recording by the Berrytones Big Band which is based in Bad Bentheim in the district of Nordhorn. Nordhorn is in Lower Saxony’s south-western corner of Germany close to the border with the Netherlands.
The Band is led by Andrew Berryman, the former principal trombone with the Halle Orchestra now an established conductor and educator based in Cornwall. Seventeen ‘big band’ tracks are featured on the recording with impressive vocal numbers by their resident singers, Chananja Schulz and Stefan Paßerschroer.

Funding for this recording was provided by the Grafschafter Volksbank and £9.00 from the sale of each CD  will be donated to the German Multiple Sclerosis Foundation.
Please note that although the titles on both the CD itself and the Inlay are in English, the booklet is produced in German.
“Let’s Swing for Xmas” Berrytones Big Band
Track Listing
Joy To The World (3:01min) – Traditional; arranged by Richard DeRosa
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!  (4:29min) – Words and Music by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne; arranged by Gordon Goodwin
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen (5:17min) – Traditional; arranged by Richard DeRosa
Silver Bells (3:18min) – Words and Music by Sammy Chan and Ray Evans; arranged by Rick Stitzel
What Child Is This? (7:02min) – Traditional; arranged by Richard DeRosa
Christmas Song (3:58min) – Words and Music by Mel Torme and Robert Wells; arranged by Jerry Nowak
Baby It ́s Cold Outside (3:57min) – by Frank Loesser; arranged by Paul Murtha
God Bless The Child (4:16min) – Words and Music by Arthur Herzog and Billie Holid; arranged by Sammy Nestico
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day  (4:32min) – Words and Music by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Johnny Marks; arranged by Gordon Goodwin
Jingle Bells (3:09min) – Words and Music by J. Pierpont; arranged by John Clayton
Christmas Time Is Here (3:12min) – Words and Music by Lee Mendelson and Vince Guaraldi; arranged by Roger Holmes
Hark, The Herald Angels Sing (5:53min) – Traditional; arranged by Richard DeRosa
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town  (3:03min) – Words and Music by Haven Gillespie and J. Fred Coots; arranged by Dave Wolpe
All I Want For Christmas Is You (3:56min) – Words and Music by Mariah Carey and Walter Afanasieff; arranged by Paul Murtha
Wonderful Dream (3:34min) – arranged by B.J. van Idege
(Everybody’s Waitin’ For) The Man With The Bag  (5.00min) – Words and Music by Harold Stanley, Irving Taylor and Dudley Brooks; arranged by Rick Stitze

Silent Night (3:17min) – Traditional


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