Babes in Toyland is an operetta composed by Victor Herbert with a libretto by Glen MacDonough which wove together various characters from Mother Goose nursery rhymes into a Christmas-themed musical extravaganza. Babes in Toyland features some of Herbert’s most famous songs – among them Toyland.
This late-intermediate jazz-waltz reharmonization includes a written jazz solo (but chords are included for those who want to improvise their own solos).
Key: F Major
Mood: light, breezy, happy
Pedagogy: jazz waltz comping patterns, extended jazz harmonies, solos.