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C'est Noel

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Andre Jutras

Medley arranged by Andre Jutras

Subtitle: A French Canadian Yuletide Celebration

General Info

Year: 1985
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse
Cost: Score & Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $4.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
French Horn I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals
  • Glockenspiel
  • Snare Drum
  • Temple Blocks
  • Tom-Toms
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


In parts:

  • C Piccolo, m.1: The trill starting should only be 8 bars long. There are two extra bars.
  • Horn I-II. m.62: Rhythm should be A (quarter note) + G# (half note) instead of the opposite.
  • Horn II. m.18: Last eighth note should be an E (see bar 39)

Program Notes

C'est Noël, a French-Canadian Christmas Celebration, is a joyous arrangement of three traditional Christmas songs known throughout Canada and America. Arranger Andre Jutras is a former English horn player with the Quebec Symphonic Orchestra and currently the music officer for the Canada Council for the Arts.

The piece begins with a brilliant introduction based on Il est né, le divin Enfant (He Is Born, the Holy Child). The andante middle section features a sonorous brass choir performing Silent Night, and ends with a joyous rendition of Angels We Have Heard on High. Listen also for Joy to the World used as a woodwind counterpoint.

- Program Note by Brian Ewing


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Hillcrest Wind Ensemble (San Diego, Calif.) (Christian Tordahl, conductor) - 17 December 2022
  • Cypress (Calif.) High School Wind Symphony (James Quirion, conductor) - 15 December 2021
  • Temple University (Philadelphia, Penn.) Night Owls Campus Community Band (Brian Ewing, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • North Jersey (Fair Lawn) Concert Band (Michael Roth, conductor) – 6 December 2019
  • Edmonton (Alb.) Schoolboys’ Alumni Band (Graeme Peppink, conductor) – 1 December 2019
  • Randolph (N.J.) High School Concert Band (Michael Lichtenfeld, conductor) – 17 December 2018
  • Sierra College (Rocklin, Calif.) Wind Ensemble and Wind Symphony (Greg McLaughlin, conductor) – 28 November 2018
  • San Ramon Symphonic Band (Larry Colón, conductor) - 19 December 2014
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 3 December 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Jutras, A. (1985). C'est Noël = (It Is Christmas): A French Canadian Yuletide Celebration [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.