CHRISTMAS MUSIC

Yuletide, the season to be jolly, the festive season — it’s all about the same thing, celebrating with friends and family. Nothing could be more festive than attending a holiday concert together and hearing the music we all know and love. The arrangements on this page will make the songs you choose for any holiday musical event more memorable.

SONGS

♫ A Grown-Up Christmas List

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

Music by David Foster, Lyrics by Linda Thompson-Jenner

Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEYS: F (Soprano), C (lower)

INSTRUMENTATION: Flute, 4 Fr.Horns, Kbd, ElecBs, Drums, Strings (Vlns, Vlas, Cellos, DB)

♫ Away In a Manger

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

By William J. Kirkpatrick, Carl Mueller and James R. Murray

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: D

INSTRUMENTATION: Harp, Strings

♫ Breath of Heaven (Mary's Song)

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

By Amy Grant & Chris Eaton

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: D-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3,1(EH),0,1 / 3,0,3,0 / Perc:[Vibes, SusCym,] / Kbd(Celesta), Harp / Strings

♫ Happy Holiday / The Holiday Season

Music and Lyrics by Irving Berlin & Kay Thompson

Orchestrated by Eddie Karam

KEY: C-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Fl, Alto Fl, Cl, BsCl / 1,4,3,0 / Perc:[Chimes, Jingle Bells, Glock) / Dr, Gtr, ElecBs / Harp, Piano / Strings (Violins, Violas, Cellos, DB)

♫ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (Barbara Cook)

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

Music and Lyrics by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

INSTRUMENTATION: 1(Alto Flute),1(EH),2(II=BsCl),1 / 3,0,3(III=BsTbn) / Drums, Perc:[Glock, Vibes, SusCym] / Guitar, Kbd(Celesta), Harp / Strings

♫ I'll Be Home For Christmas

Music by Walter Kent, Lyrics by James “Kim” Gannon

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♫ It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

This score was performed by Andy Williams and the young Osmond brothers on one of Andy’s television shows. It can be done as a solo.

Music and Lyrics by Meredith Willson

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KEY: Starts in A-flat Major then after several modulations ends up in E-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: R1: Flute, R2: Picc, Flute, R3: Oboe, Flute, R4: Clarinet, Flute, R5: Clarinet, ContraBs Clar, / 1,4,3,0 / Drums, Perc:[Chimes, Bells] / Guitar, Piano, Harp / Vlns, Vlas, Vc, Bs

♫ It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

By Edward Pola & George Wyle

Orchestrated by Ken Thorne

KEY: D modulating to E-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Fl, Picc, 2 Ob/EH, 2 BbClar, BsCl, 2 Bsns; 4 FrHns, 3 Tpts, 2 TenTbn, BsTbn, Tuba; 2 Perc (Glk, Chimes) Dr, Gtr, Fend, Pno, Hp; Strings (Vlns, Vlas, Vcs, Bs)

♫ Jingle Bells (Kay Thompson)

By James Pierpont & Kay Thompson

Arranged by Kay Thompson, Orchestration reconstructed by Mark Lopeman

KEY: Starts in F, ends in A-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 2(II=Picc),2,2,2 / 4,4,3,0 / Drums, Guitar / Perc:[Bells, Tamb, Chimes, Sleigh Bells, WB] / Piano, Electric Bass / Vln, Vla, VC, DB)

♫ Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

Music by Jule Styne, Lyrics by Sammy Cahn

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Fl, Oboe, Alto Sax, E-flat ContrabassClarinet / 3,0,3,0 / Drums, Harp, Guitar, Keyboard / Perc:[Vibes, Glock, Triangle, Sus.Cym.]; Strings

♫ Let There Be Peace on Earth

For Choir or Soloist and Choir

Written by Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: C-Major modulating to D-flat-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3,3(3rd=EH,3(3rd=BsClar),3 / 4,3,3(3rd=BsTbn,0 / Timp, Perc:[Vibes, Glock, SusCym, Snare, Piatti] / Harp / Strings[Vln I, Vln II, Vla, Vc I, VC II, DB

♫ May You Always

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

Music by Dick Charles (pseudonym of Richard Charles Krieg), Lyrics by Larry Markes

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: F-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 1,1,2,1 / 3,0,3,0 / Timp, Drums, Perc:[Vibes,Glock] / Guitar, Kbd(Celesta), Harp / Strings / Choir

♫ O, Holy Night

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

Music and Lyrics by Adolphe Charles Adam

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: A-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 1,1,2,1 / 4,0,3,0 / Perc:[Tri,Chimes,Sus.Cym.,Timp.] / Harp, Strings / String Synth / Vocal & Choir

♫ Santa Baby

Music by Philip Springer, Lyrics by Joan Javits

Arranged by Don Pippin, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: F (soprano)

INSTRUMENTATION: 2 Fl, 2 Ob, 2 Clar, Bs.Clar, 2 Bsns, 4 Horns, 3 Tpts, 3 Tbns, Tuba, Drs, Perc:[Xylo, Glock], Timp, Harp, Kbd, Strings (Violins, Violas, Cellos, ContraBs)

♫ Silent Night

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

Music by Joseph Mohr, Lyrics by Franz Gruber

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: A-flat Major modulating to A-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 1(Alto Flute),1,2,1 / 3,0,3,0 / Drums, Perc:[Triangle,Glock] / Guitar, Kbd(Celesta), Harp / Strings / Choir

♫ Silver Bells

Music by Jay Livingston, Lyrics by Ray Evans

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♫ Sleigh Ride

Music by Leroy Anderson, Lyrics by Mitchell Parish

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♫ The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

By Mel Tormé & Robert Wells

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: starts in A-flat, modulates to B-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2(both Alto Flutes),1,1,1(Eb Contra) / 3,0,3,0 / Drums, Perc:[Vibes,Glock,Crotales,SusCym,MarkTree] / Guitar, Kbd(Celesta), Harp / Strings

♫ There is No Christmas Like a Home Christmas

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

By Carl Sigman and Mickey J. Addy

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: B-flat

INSTRUMENTATION: 2,1,1,1 / 3,0,3,0 / Drums, Perc:[Glock] / Guitar, opt.Piano, Harp / Strings

♫ The Secret of Christmas

Music by Jimmy Van Heusen, Lyrics by Sammy Cahn

ARRANGER: John Oddo

KEY: F

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♫ The Twelve Days After Christmas

Music and Lyrics by Frederick Silver

Arranged by Don Pippin, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: D Major modulating to E-flat Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2,2,3(III=BsCl),2 / 4,3,3,1 / TImp, Perc:[Glock, Xylo, Tri, SusCym] / Harp, Strings

♫ We Need a Little Christmas

Music & Lyrics by Jerry Herman

Arranged and Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: F-Major modulating to G-flat Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 2(II=Picc),2(II=EH),2,2 / 4,3,4,1 / Timp, Drums, Perc:[Glock, Sleigh Bells, Triangle, SusCym, Xylo, GranCassa, Mouth Siren,Ratchet] / Guitar, Piano, Harp / Strings

♫ Winter Wonderland

Orchestration created for Barbara Cook.

Music by Felix Bernard, Lyrics by Richard B. Smith

Arranged by Wally Harper, Orchestrated by Larry Blank

KEY: Starts in A-Major, modulates to B-Major and ends in C-Major

INSTRUMENTATION: 3,1,0,1 / 3,0,3(3rd is BsTbn),0 / Drum Kit, Perc:[Sleigh Bells, Vibes, Tri, Chimes or Glock] / Piano, Guitar, Harp, REAL Celesta / Strings

ORCHESTRA AND CHORUS

♫ Miklós Rózsa's "A CHRISTMAS SEQUENCE"

INSTRUMENTATION: 3(3=Piccolo),2(2=Cor Anglais),2,2/4,2,2,1/Timp, 2 Percussion[Glock, Tri, Chimes, Tabor(or High TomTom), Song Bells(ad lib)]/Celesta (ad lib), Harp, Strings & Choir