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Overture to a Winter Celebration

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James Stephenson

Medley arranged by James Stephenson

General Info

Year: 2010
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $80.00; (digital) - $80.00   |   Score Only (print) - $12.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Finger Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tenor Drum
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Christmas joy will fill the air when your band plays this expertly scored holiday medley. A bright opening fanfare leads to a contrapuntal setting of Il est Ne, le Divin Enfant. A crisp lower-register flute soli begins a sharp version of Pat-a-Pan. The medley concludes with a festive interpretation of Good King Wenceslas.

- Program Note from publisher

Concert band arrangement of original Holiday Fanfare commissioned by the USAF Band of Liberty, Captain David A. Alpar, Commander and Conductor.

- Program Note from score


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Cascadia Wind Ensemble (Abbotsford, B.C., Can.) (Shannon Goldsmith, conductor) - 18 December 2022 (concert planned but cancelled)
  • Ohlone Community Band (Fremont, Calif.) (Tony Clements, conductor) – 7 December 2019
  • Phoenix (N.Y.) Community Band (David Frateschi, conductor) – 18 December 2017
  • Hickman High School (Columbia, Mo.) Wind Ensemble – 8 December 2016
  • Parkland College (Champaign, Ill.) Concert Band (Larry Stoner, conductor) - 6 December 2015

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