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Twelve Days of Christmas, The (arr. Balent)

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Andrew Balent

Traditional English carol arranged by Andrew Balent


Subtitle: Traditional English Carol


General Info

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


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass
Piano
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Snare Drum

Chorus (optional)


Errata

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


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Performances

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


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