Deck The Halls

arr. Paul Jennings

We decided to do this arrangement for a couple of reasons. First, many of you tell us how much you want us to include traditional Christmas songs in our full-blown settings. Also, we had just spent several months creating the new musical drama Sing With Us The Christmas Story, and it just felt right doing a magazine selection with the same traits as that collection:

- A 2-part arrangement with the second part optional, but created to sound as one would expect it.

- A short, natural intro and ending that make this an ideal song for audience sing-along.

- A rich, full orchestra recording, but a published piano part that is very playable.

To assist in teaching the second part to your vocalists, we have created a separate track which you can find at our web site. (See details below.)

Online extras - The free, downloadable MP3 mentioned can be found under the "Graphics and Extras" for Volume 18, No. 2 at

Text is taken from Music K-8 magazine.