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Christmas Eve-Sarajevo 12-24

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (arr. Phillips and Megaw)


Subtitle: As Performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The title of this work is correctly punctuated Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24


General Info

Year: 1997 / 2014
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock
Publisher: Alfred
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $77.00; (digital) - $77.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Electric Bass (optional)
Piano (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (optional)
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Drum Set
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

As seen in the mind-boggling Trans-Siberian Orchestra stage show, this thought-provoking medley of Christmas tunes portrays a lone performer playing Christmas carols in the midst of the Bosnian war, reflecting on the power of music to bring hope. The rock rhythm section contributes to an intense and very hip musical experience for the holidays.

- Program Note by publisher


Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 is an instrumental medley of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen and Shchedryk, first released on the Savatage album Dead Winter Dead in 1995 as Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24). It was re-released by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a side project of several Savatage members, on their 1996 debut album Christmas Eve and Other Stories. The piece describes a lone cello player playing a forgotten Christmas carol in war-torn Sarajevo.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


Media


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Performances

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  • Muskegon (Mich.) Community College Wind Ensemble (Daniel M. Meyers, conductor) – 9 December 2019
  • Salem Band (Winston-Salem, N.C.) (Eileen M. Young, conductor)– 18 December 2018
  • Orcas Island (Wash.) Community Band (Jim Shaffer-Bauck, conductor) – 17 December 2017


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