I Wish It Could Be Christmas

By
Roy Wood
Arranged
Jock McKenzie
Price
£ 20.00 

I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday is a Christmas song recorded by British glam rock band Wizzard. Released in December 1973 and written and produced by the band's frontman Roy Wood

  • 4 Trumpets
  • 1 Horn in F
  • 3 Trombones
  • 1 Euphonium  
  • 1 Tuba
  • 1 Drum Kit
  • 3 Percussion
  • Percussion require: Tambourine, Sleigh Bells and Glockenspiel

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I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday is a Christmas song recorded by British glam rock band Wizzard. It was first released in December 1973 and as with most Wizzard songs, was written and produced by the band's frontman Roy Wood, a former member of The Move and co-founder of the Electric Light Orchestra. Despite the song's strong, long-lasting popularity, it was kept from number one by Slade's Merry Xmas Everybody. It was decided to re-release the single in 1981 but it was found that the original tapes had been lost, so the song was re-recorded by the band and a new choir, from Kempsey Primary School in Worcester.

Roy Wood (born November 1946) is an English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. He was particularly successful in the 1960s and 1970s as member and co-founder of The Move, ELO and Wizzard. As a songwriter, he contributed a number of hits to the repertoire of all of these bands. He had more than 20 singles in the UK Singles Chart under various guises, including three UK No. 1 hits. Wood was keen on musical experimentation and was an early proponent of combining rock and roll and pop music with other styles, such as classical music, big band sounds, and introduced classically styled string and brass sections into the pop record. The BBC has described Wood as being "responsible for some of the most memorable sounds of the Seventies" and "credited as playing a major role in the glam rock, psychedelic and prog rock movements".


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Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist and Musical Director, BBC Big Band

“The CD is just fabulous. The ensemble playing is fantastic; the tightness of the ensemble is amazing; the balance and dynamics are just brilliant.”

Philip Biggs
The Brass Herald

“This is absolutely one of the finest and most creative brass ensembles in the world."

Marc Dickman
University of South Florida writing in the International Trombone Association Journal

“The CD is just fabulous. The ensemble playing is fantastic; the tightness of the ensemble is amazing; the balance and dynamics are just brilliant.”

Philip Biggs
The Brass Herald

"WOW !!!!! all of you should be locked up !!!! What great stuff - the compositions/arrangements, the playing (OUTRAGEOUS !!! ), everything is simply fantastic. (actually - i couldn't have expected anything less ! ) Many, many thanks to you and all for your superb contributions. yet again, you've managed to raise the bar! (an inch or two is ok but a few yards is really unfair !!!!!!!!!! )"

Jiggs Whigham
International Jazz Trombone Soloist, Musical Director, BBC Big Band, President International Trombone Association and Professor Hanns Eisler College of Music, Berlin

“Exploding onto the brass music scene with their debut album ‘Under the Spell of Spain’, the depth of versatility and virtuosity within the ranks of Superbrass has firmly secured it's place as one of the greatest large brass ensembles of all time”

Tom Davoren
Brass Band World

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