Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Nowlin)

From Wind Repertory Project
Ralph Blane

Ralph Blane (arr. Ryan Nowlin)

General Info

Year: 1944 / 2023
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: MakeMusic Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00; (digital) - $74.90   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


  • Full Score
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet I-II
  • Horn in F
  • Trombone I-II
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Timpani
  • Percussion I-II-III, including:
*Bass Drum
*Egg Shaker
*Sleigh Bells
*Suspended Cymbal
*Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This stunning yet highly playable arrangement truly captures the spirit of this beloved Christmas classic. This work strikes the perfect balance between simplicity and lush harmonies as the music develops, allowing for an incredible musical experience.

- Program Note adapted from publisher

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is a song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics.

In 2007, ASCAP ranked the song as the third most performed Christmas song during the preceding five years that had been written by ASCAP members. In 2004 it finished at #76 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs rankings of the top tunes in American cinema.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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