i’m dreaming of a white christmas (Irving Berlin arr. Reddy)


Catalogue No
SR 036
Surendran Reddy Performing Edition

Composed in Xmas 1986 as it says at the top of the score, Reddy’s arrangement of Irving Berlin’s famous tune shows him poised to enter his jazz phase and develop the style he called ‘clazz’. A hand-written autograph is the only source, and it is not always easy to read, as well as having some gaps where Reddy obviously improvised. This edition is a new, more spacious typesetting in Sibelius, which comes together with the autograph score. The recording by Reddy given below reveals how well he improvised on his own arrangement.