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James Pierpont

James Pierpont (arr. Lee Adams)


General Info

Year: 1857 / 1978
Duration:
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print.

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Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
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
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Rehearsal Piano
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sleigh Bells


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Jingle Bells is one of the best-known and commonly sung American wintertime songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in the autumn of 1857. Even though it is now associated with the Christmas and holiday season, it was actually originally written for American Thanksgiving. It has been claimed that it was originally written to be sung by a Sunday school choir; however, historians dispute this, stating that it was much too "racy" to be sung by a children's church choir in the days it was written.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Media

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Fayette (Mo.) High School Sixth Grade Band - 11 December 2015


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