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The holidays just got a little warmer with Caliente Christmas. A Latin-tinged percussion ensemble piece for 10-11 players, it includes a medley of Good King Wenceslas in odd-metered variations, an etherial and relaxed Silent Night, and an an Afro-Cuban version of God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen. Of particular note is the featuring of a unique percussion instrument arranger Rick Dior likes to call a "slapaphoneÒ consisting of 3Ò PVC pipes in five different pitches, and played with rubber-lined wooden paddles (think Blue Man Group). Alternative options are outlined in the notes for those less interested in building a custom instrument. There is plenty of room for improvisation throughout the arrangement. With heavy use of Guaguanc, Mozambique, and Songo rhythms, it gives the drumset and percussion players a great way to highlight their command of these grooves. Add some spice to your next holiday concert with Caliente Christmas! Caliente Christmas comes as a full, bound score and includes a CD-ROM containing individual parts and a recording.