Kris Kringle Jingle
Review from Overtones, September-October, 1997
This set of tunes on the Santa theme includes "Jingle Bells," "Jolly Old St. Nicholas," and Mozart's "Sleigh Ride." The Key is G major for everything except the Mozart tune which also uses optional chimes. The chimes required are G5 to G6 with an optional B6 and D7. The techniques included are T.D.'s, plucks, percussive mallet sounds, a few martellati, a ring touch or two and a Wrist Gyro on the ending. There are optional sleigh bells and a score on the back page for the percussionist. This is good, straight-forward bell arranging and a very practical piece that will be quickly learned with its Level 2/3 designation.
Review by Dr. James C. Smith