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Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly

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Hershy Kay

Arranged by Hershy Kay (arr. Clare Grundman)


Subtitle: A Merry Fugue


General Info

Year: 1967 / 1969
Duration: c. 2:10
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Orchestra
Publisher: Boosey & Hawkes
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of Print.

For availability information, see Discussion tab, above.


Instrumentation

Condensed Score
C Piccolo
Flute
Oboe
English Horn
Bassoon
E-flat Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet I-II-III
B-flat Trumpet Solo
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Timpani
Percussion (3 players), including:

  • Crash Cymbals
  • Orchestra Bells


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Deck the Halls is a traditional Christmas, yuletide, and New Year carol. The melody is Welsh, dating back to the sixteenth century, and belongs to a winter carol, Nos Galan, while the English lyrics, written by the Scottish musician Thomas Oliphant, date to 1862.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Hershy Kay's fugal treatment of this classic carol was published for orchestra in 1967, with the Grundman arrangement for wind ensemble following in 1969.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Deck the Halls, Wikipedia Accessed 13 December 2019
  • Girsberger, Russ. Percussion Assignments for Band & Wind Ensemble. Volume I: A-K. Galesburg, MD: Meredith Music Publications, 2004, 171. Print.
  • Kay, H.; Grundman, C. (1969). Deck the halls with Boughs Of Holly : A Merrie Fugue [score]. Boosey & Hawkes: [Oceanside, N.Y.].