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Pretty Swingin’ Christmas

Pretty Swinging' Christmas music

Swinging festive Big Band Songs


Give Me That Cheer
High-energy, swinging big band Christmas song with happy male vocal & chanting kids’ chorus response.     1:55


Christmas List
Swinging Christmas song with big band, warm strings & crooned US male vocal.     2.32


Wonderful Time of The Year
Comfy, relaxed big band swing song with warm strings & classic female jazz vocal. Full of Christmas cheer.    2:41


Here Comes Santa Claus
Swinging rock ‘n’ roll big band Christmas song with male vocal.    2:30


Up on the Housetop
Classic American Christmas song.    2.05


Magical Time of the Year
Family oriented Christmas song with a fast-paced cool & glitzy big band.     3.06


Silent, Holy Night
Beautiful string arrangement of the classic Christmas carol with male vocal & kids choir.    3.04


When Dreams Come True
Snug, fireside Christmas jazz with warm strings & smooth US male vocal.     3.46


Almost Time for Christmas Day
Upbeat, joyful Christmas song with swinging big band, velvety strings and crooned male vocal.    2:26


It Must Be Christmas Time
Cosy, fireside Christmas cracker with big band, glitzy strings and schmaltzy male vocal.    2:27


Swingle Bells
Up-tempo Christmas classic. Cocktail swing jazz with crooning male vocal.    2.13


Auld Lang Syne
Vintage male crooner rendition of the New Year’s Eve standard with lush, nostalgic strings, woodwind & brass.    2:09


 At Christmas Time
Cute, vintage Christmas duet with glitzy big band and strings.   3:02


Best Time of The Year
Smooth, classic Christmas ballad with nostalgic female vocal, warm strings & vintage big band.     2:45


 

Vintage Vocal Swing

Vintage vocal swing singers enjoy a glass of champagne

Close vocal harmony vintage songs


SHOOP DA BOOGIE
Grooving boogie-style swing with jazz piano, wailing clarinet lead & close harmony vocals with a scat-style chorus.


ALL THAT WE DREAMED OF
Twee tea-room jazz with sweet close harmonies over a laid-back rhythm section. Features a jaunty whistle solo.


CHOO CHOO
Fast boogie groove with close harmony female vocals over bouncing jazz piano, brass stabs & swinging drums.


TELL ME THAT YOU LOVE ME
Bright, up-tempo swing with 1940s close harmony female vocal group, horns & jazz rhythm section.


STOP THE SEARCH
Swinging piano & big band boogie woogie with 1940s American close harmony female/male vocals.


YOU ARE
Vintage romantic jazz ballad with close harmony female vocal group & relaxed 1940s swing band.


Hurry Santa
Cheerful song about Santa with vintage American close harmony female vocal group & sprightly jazz band.


 

Comedy Transitions 2

Yet more crazy comedy transitions

Plodding, whimsical brass paired with sneaky, stumbling strings and frantic percussion bang and crash into amusing and comedic transitions. Part two


SEXY TOON
Comically sexy solo trumpet sting.       0:05


WELCOME TO CRAZY TOON
Frantic quirky brass with trumpet melody, Stinger.       0:09


BIG TA DAH
Big, brief, brass & percussion ‘ta dah’      0:04


MELODRAMATIC CONFESSION
Big brass & percussion melodramatic descend. Sting.   0:07


DANGER AHEAD
Full orchestra cliffhanger ending with brass warning. Sting.    0:05


FAT AND ANGRY
Heavy bass trombone & tuba. Sting.   0:12


MAYBE HAPPY MAYBE NOT
Indecisive piano, glock woodwind & muted trumpets. Sting.   0:07


SLIGHTLY SHOCKED
Strings, harp & celesta sting.   0:04


HAPPY GO NOT SO LUCKY
Cheerful cartoon strings to sour clarinet. Sting.    0:13


I JUST REALISED
Tremolo strings & oboe mystery. Sting.    0:10


MANY MORE
Muted trumpet & tuba wah wah. Sting.   0:06


SNEAKING AROUND
Stealthy bassoon, pizz strings & muted brass.   0:10


TWEETY DANCE
Piccolo with quirky woodwind. A bit of the sailor about it. Sting     0:10


PLEASANT ENDING
Comedy bassoon trombones & nice pizz ending. Sting.   0:05


FRENZIED
Frantic, quirky woodwind melody with light percussion.   0:05


PRINCESS ENTRANCE
Brass entrance fanfare with snare drum.   0:07


SLEEPY EYED
Comedy romance with violin, bassoon, trombones & glock.    0:06


FOUND TREASURE
Full orchestra growing to a reveal. Sting.    0:07


SUDDEN DISBELIEF
Full orchestra with percussion expressing impending disaster


 

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Song of the Trail


Songs of the wild wild west

Upbeat Americana and country vocals with jaunty brotherly harmonies accented by nostalgic orchestral moments, bluegrass guitars and twangy lead melodies


BAND OF BROTHERS
Rousing cowboy musical-style song with orchestra & brotherly group vocals.   2:44


BACK IN THE SADDLE SOON
Sprightly retro Country & Western trail song with upbeat cowgirl vocal.   2:52


LAWMAN
Epic spaghetti Western ballad with orchestra, guitars & mighty bass vocal.     3:31


RIO GRANDE
Nostalgic Western ballad with sentimental male vocal, orchestra & harmonica.   2:48


SONG OF THE TRAIL
Laid back cowboy song with acoustic guitar, fiddle & wistful male vocal     2:35


TO THE WESTERN SKY
Jaunty cowboy song with four part harmony vocals & comedy yodelling section.   2:07


DOING WHAT I DO BEST
Fun, up-tempo bluegrass cowboy hoedown song with group vocals. Yee-haw     2:02


 

Traditional Brass Band


Stirring and traditional brass band

A stirring collection of traditional hymns and marches arranged for a traditional brass band ensemble. Covering a range of moods and emotions from pompous and majestic to slow and reflective


LARGO
Slow & reflective brass band arrangement of Largo from New World.    2:51 


COUNTRY FAIR PARADE
Cheerful brass band perform a jaunty & nostalgic parade march.   1:58


REMEMBER OUR DAY
Dark & emotive brass band with long build & hopeful ending.  2:36


ABIDE WITH ME
Slow & moving brass band arrangement of traditional hymn.   2:16


BOBBY SHAFTO
Traditional English folk song arranged for brass band ensemble.   2:41


HOPE PIT
Stirring & majestic brass hymn with moving, lyrical melody.   1:56


MORNING HAS BROKEN
Traditional Scottish hymn arranged for brass band with powerful ending.  2:27 


CLOTH CAP MARCH
Sprightly & slightly pompous marching brass band ensemble.   2:22


 

Eccentric Ensembles

Mischievous, quirky and eccentric


DAILY COMMUTE
Hustle & bustle with marimba, pizz strings, piano, claps & perc.  2:19


SIMPLY BREATHE
Emotive solo cello over marimba, pizz strings, glock & hand percussion.   1:53


ANTICLOCKWISE
Sprightly metronomic strings & marimba with light percussion.  2:47


COLOURS AT SUNRISE
Gentle emotive strings with piano & delicate percussion.  2:03


LIVING WOMB
Electronic effects with solo cello, ethereal sounds & light percussion.   2:46


TROUBLE IN PARADISE
Stealthy pizzicato strings with marimba, bass, percussion & loops.  2:19


STRATUS
Uplifting instrumental featuring retro keyboards & strings    3:19


PLAYROOM AFTER DARK
Marimba, solo violin & cello with strings, dreamy celeste & triangle.   2:16


SUNDAY DRIVE
Crisp strings with marimba, glock, guitar & perc. Solo cello in 2nd half.   2:58


TICKET TANGO
Quirky strings with bass, glockenspiel, melodica & percussion.   2:34


WILD WESTERNER
The old West meets strings, guitars, organ & a whistler with a whip!    2:08


IDLE MINDS
Quirky staccato strings with eerie Theremin lead & light percussion.   2:51


HUSH HUSH
Stealthy pizzicato strings, vibes, percussion, clarinet & flute.    2:00


GYPSY ROAD
Romany-tinged waltz with guitars, strings, claps, quirky perc & accordion.    2:25


 

New Orleans Quirky

Jazzy & cheeky New Orleans


JUMPING JACKS
Mischievous jazz swing with clarinet, café-style guitar & quirky xylophone.   3:06


GREAT BIG SMILE
Chirpy song with male lead & doo wop backing group over swinging jazz combo.   3:02


BRIGHT AND BREEZY
Simple, carefree New Orleans jazz with playful clarinet, banjo & sousaphone.   2:25


COOL AS A CUCUMBER
Cheeky 1920s/30s New Orleans jazz featuring clarinet, banjo & sousaphone.   2:46


BRIGHT AND CHEEZY.  Quirky New Orleans jazz romp with clarinet, banjo, filters & gramophone fx.   1:54


EVERYDAY SMILES
Cheerfully quaint clarinet with easy-going upright bass, brushes & piano.    2:58


 

Historical Drama

Very English period orchestral drama


ENGLISH SUMMER
Light, airy strings, melody shared by piano, clarinet & violin.   2:12


FALLEN HEROES
Poignant, nostalgic theme featuring piano, clarinet & strings.   1:49


FINAL VERDICT
Tense & mysterious with rhythmic strings, piano, clarinet, marimba & vibes.   2:42


DEVOUT
Mournful yet fluent elegy for cello with strings & piano.    2:40


RUNNING OUT
Tense chamber orchestra with piano & percussion. A race against time.    2:10


ENGLISH WALTZ
Charming orchestral waltz with lilting clarinet melody.    2:21


TRAVELLING COACH
Bustling, nostalgic chamber orchestra with bassoon & strings.   2:15


YEARN
Passionate lament with sorrowful cello & string orchestra. Minor ending     2:28


FOND REFLECTIONS
Sensitive, romantic theme with warm strings, piano & wistful clarinet lead.   2:27


HEARTACHE
Plaintive violin & bassoon duet supported by strings & piano motif.   2:18


MORAL DILEMMA
Sparse, wistful piano motif over sustained strings.   2:22


SNEAKY SCOUNDREL
Stealthy strings with bassoon & clarinet. Playful with a hint of intrigue.   2:08


TWO TO TANGO
Passionate Argentine tango with violin & string orchestra.   3:02


 

40s Big Band

The golden age of dancehall fun


RAILROAD JIVE
Swinging 1940s big band jive. Put on your dancing shoes.  2:38


GI JUMP
Bright, mid-tempo 1940s big band swing.   3:23


WILDHORN LUCY
Up-tempo, spirited 1940s big band with clarinet lead.   2:35


BROOKLYN BOOGIE.
Swinging 1940s big band with walking piano & smiley clarinet melody.    2:02


 

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Dixieland

Traditional sound of New Orleans dixieland


HOOTENANNY HOLLER
Feelgood Dixieland with quirky solos & flatulent Sousaphone.  2:25


ABLE MABLE
Cheeky Dixieland romp with jungle drum interludes & wailing solos.   2:43


COME TO THE GREAT PARADE
Toe tapping Dixieland jazz straight from New Orleans.   3:41


BUGLE BOY STOMP
Quirky Dixieland track with wailing brass, percussion & stomping beat.   3:13


GENTILLY JANGLE
Hot New Orleans Afro-Cuban with Dixieland band with Latin groove.   2:36


WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN
Authentic Dixieland band up-tempo version of the popular jazz classic.   1:45