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Baby, It's Cold Outside

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Frank Loesser

Frank Loesser (arr. John Moss)

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General Info

Year: 1944 / 2008
Duration: c. 2:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00; (digital) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)

Duet in C Treble Clef
Duet in B-flat
Duet in E-flat
Duet in Bass Clef


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Baby, It's Cold Outside is a song written by Frank Loesser in 1944. It is a call and response duet in which one of the singers (usually performed by a male voice) attempts to convince a guest (usually performed by a female voice) that they should stay together for a romantic evening because the weather is cold and the trip home would be difficult.

In the early part of its history, the song was seen as presenting a liberating stand for women because the guest decides to stay despite what the neighbors might say about her reputation; however in the 2000s critiques of the song have highlighted other parts of the lyrics such as "what's in this drink?" and his unrelenting pressure to stay despite her repeated statement of her desire to go home.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Diamond Bar (Calif.) High School Wind Ensemble (Marie Sato, conductor) - 10 December 2019
  • Peninsula Concert Band (Williamsbrg, Va.) (Ronnie Tong, conductor) - 11 December 2018
  • Stonewall Brigade Band (Staunton, Va.) (Bob Moody, conductor; Sarah Kay Biser, trumpet; Tucker Mason, trombone) – 12 December 2016
  • Kearsarge Community Band (New London, N.H.) (P. Aarne Vesilind, conductor; Chuck and Vickie Schubert, vocals) – 11 December 2016
  • Encore Concert Band (Mokena, Ill.) (Bill Schuetter, conductor) – 13 December 2015
  • Cupertino (Calif.) High School Band – December 2012

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