Julie Giroux Presents: Concert Band Christmas Gone Crazy
Group Name University of Texas at El Paso Wind Symphony
Conductor Ron Hufstader
Event Composer Series
Album ID - 9417-MCD

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Track TITLE Composer/Arranger
1 Merrily on High Giroux, Julie
2 All Through the Night Giroux, Julie
3 Hark! Those Jingle Bells are Smokin’! Giroux, Julie
4 Peter Patapan Giroux, Julie
5 Christmas with Mozart Giroux, Julie
6 What Child is that Playing Carol of the Bells? Giroux, Julie
7 The Little Drummer Boy’s Bolero Giroux, Julie
8 The First Noel Giroux, Julie
9 I Got Rhythm for Christmas Giroux, Julie
10 The 12 Days of Christmas Giroux, Julie
11 Silent Night in Gotham Giroux, Julie
12 Christmas & Sousa Forever! Giroux, Julie

From Julie Giroux:
My tradition of twisting Christmas carols took on another dimension while living in Hollywood, California. Every year I was faced with trying to get presents for people that were very well off. It is so difficult to buy presents for people who have everything. Then I got the idea to make them Christmas cassettes, an hour long saga of twisted carols certain to make all my musician friends laugh. So in 1988, the tradition was born and it continues to this day with a new tape every year.
“Christmas and Sousa Forever” and “The Little Drummer Boy’s Bolero” were the first two arrangements I ever did. I’m thrilled they made it on to this CD.

Ira Novoselsky, BandWorld Magazine
Ho! Ho! Ho! with Julie Giroux! This recording promises (and delivers) Christmas Carols like you have never heard them before! While one can expect a great deal of imagination & humor on this recording you can't have PDQ Bach without Peter Schickele. Julie Giroux has also included some of the most luxurious & sensitive settings that will truly fascinate the listener. Ron Hufstader and the UTEP Symphonic Winds provide the professional sounds that bring out the best of Giroux's scoring artistry. For such an excellent recording it is only fitting to be "gift wrapped" with simply incredible artwork & program notes. Don't be "eggnostic"; treat yourself to "A Hulie Julie Christmas".