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Stowaway on Santa's Sleigh, A

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Chris Sharp

Medley arranged by Chris Sharp


General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 3:15
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score - $10.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone I-II
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb) I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Claves
  • Cymbals (crash)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Gong (Tam-Tam)
  • Hi-Hat
  • Maracas
  • Slap Stick
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Toms (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraslap
  • Wind Chimes


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Take a whirlwind world tour on Christmas Eve with this medley that combines a wealth of holiday tunes with various world styles. After you sneak onto Santa's sleigh, you hear the music of each country you pass over, all celebrating the holidays in their unique styles. Locations include Asia, Italy, Arabia, Israel, Russia, England, Latin America, and more (yes, even the good ol' U.S.A.)! Your audience will enjoy trying to "guess where we are now!"

- Program Note from Publisher website


Let’s pretend that we are a stowaway on Santa’s sleigh on Christmas Eve. As the sleigh makes its way around the world east to west, we just might encounter these favorite carols with an international sound: Up on the Housetop starts us off, Jolly Old St. Nicholas gets an Asian treatment, O Little Town of Bethlehem meets the Arabian desert, We Three Kings becomes the new Israeli Klezmer hit, Russian Dance from The Nutcracker takes us over the steppes to Decemberfest in Germany with the oompah tones of O Tannenbaum; the Italian tune Napoli is invaded by Jingle Bells, Rule, Britannia has a brief snippet of Deck the Halls imbedded in it; the Jingle Bells chorus returns with a snappy salsa beat for Latin America, and we return to the United States with We Wish You a Merry Christmas as only John Philip Sousa would have written it.

- Program Note from Cypress Symphonic Band concert program, 10 December 2016


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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  • Cypress Symphonic Band (Houston, Tex.) (Clarence Weeks, conductor) – 10 December 2016


Additional Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

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