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A Fireside Christmas

arr. Sammy Nestico

A Fireside Christmas is a medley of five popular Christmas songs: “Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, “I’ll Be Home For Christmas”, “Frosty The Snow Man”, “Winter Wonderland”, and “The Christmas Song”.

Sammy Nestico (b. 1924) is a prolific composer and arranger of jazz and big band swing music. He has been a professional arranger since the age of 17. He received a Bachelors degree from Duquesne University. He arranged for the Count Basie Orchestra, the U.S. Air Force Band and the U.S. Marine Band in Washington, DC. He has orchestrated countless works for major film, TV and recording studios.

Last updated on March 6, 2020 by Palatine Concert Band