Twelve Days of Christmas, The (arr. Balent)

From Wind Repertory Project
Andrew Balent

Traditional English carol arranged by Andrew Balent

Subtitle: Traditional English Carol

General Info

Year: 1997
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carol
Publisher: Carl Fisher
Cost: Score and Parts – Out of print


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Cornet/Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum

Chorus (optional)


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The Twelve Days of Christmas is an English Christmas carol that enumerates in the manner of a cumulative song a series of increasingly numerous gifts given on each of the twelve days of Christmas (the twelve days that make up the Christmas season, starting with Christmas Day). The song, published in England in 1780 without music as a chant or rhyme, is thought to be French in origin.

The tunes of collected versions vary. The standard tune now associated with it is derived from a 1909 arrangement of a traditional folk melody by English composer Frederic Austin, who introduced the familiar prolongation of the verse "five gold rings" (now often "five golden rings").

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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