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Charlie Brown Christmas, A (flex)

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Vince Guaraldi

Vince Guaraldi (arr. Paul Murtha)


General Info

Year: 1965 / 2013
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00; (digital) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • F Horn
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • F Horn
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Cello

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Drum Set
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Shakers
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle, small
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Celebrate the magic of the holiday season through the eyes of Charlie Brown. Here is a terrific medley of Vince Guaraldi's marvelous music written with flexible instrumentation, including strings. Includes: Linus and Lucy, Skating, O Tannenbaum, and Christmas Time Is Here.

- Program Note by publisher


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music


All Wind Works


Resources

  • Guaraldi, V.; Murtha, P. (2003). A Charlie Brown Christmas [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Perusal score