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Candlelight Carol

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John Rutter

John Rutter (arr. Dawson)

General Info

Year: 1984
Duration: c. 4:40
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Arrangers Publishing Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00;


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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, including:

  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Suspended trash cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Candlelight Carol is a Christmas carol with music and lyrics by the English choral composer and conductor John Rutter. The carol was written in 1984, and was first recorded by Rutter's own group, the Cambridge Singers, on their 1987 album Christmas Night. It was commissioned by John Romeri, then Director of Music at the Church of the Assumption in Bellevue, Pennsylvania.

Candlelight Carol focuses on describing the Nativity of Jesus, focusing on the love of Mary (mother of Jesus) for her son Jesus.

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Riverside High School (Painesville, Ohio) Wind Ensemble (David A. Schwartz, conductor) - 16 December 2019
  • Hanover Wind Symphony (Whippany, N.J.) (Matthew Paterno, conductor) – 8 December 2019
  • Edmonton (Alb.) Schoolboys’ Alumni Band (Graeme Peppink, conductor) – 1 December 2019
  • Danville (Calif.) Community Band (Robert Calonico, conductor) – 16 December 2018
  • Charlottesville (Va.) Municipal Band (Stephen R. Layman, conductor) – 9 December 2018
  • Around the Sound Concert Band (Seattle, Wash.) (Anita Kumar, conductor) – 14 December 2014

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