Christmas Eve-Sarajevo 12-24

From Wind Repertory Project
Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra (arr. Phillips and Megaw)

Subtitle: As Performed by Trans-Siberian Orchestra

The title of this work is correctly punctuated Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

General Info

Year: 1997 / 2014
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Rock
Publisher: Alfred
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $77.00; (digital) - $77.00   |   Score Only (print) - $10.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III
Electric Bass (optional)
Piano (optional)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum (optional)
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Crotales
  • Drum Set
  • Ride Cymbal
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

As seen in the mind-boggling Trans-Siberian Orchestra stage show, this thought-provoking medley of Christmas tunes portrays a lone performer playing Christmas carols in the midst of the Bosnian war, reflecting on the power of music to bring hope. The rock rhythm section contributes to an intense and very hip musical experience for the holidays.

- Program Note from publisher

Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24 is an instrumental medley of God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen and Shchedryk, first released on the Savatage album Dead Winter Dead in 1995 as Christmas Eve (Sarajevo 12/24). It was re-released by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, a side project of several Savatage members, on their 1996 debut album Christmas Eve and Other Stories. The piece describes a lone cello player playing a forgotten Christmas carol in war-torn Sarajevo.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Muskegon (Mich.) Community College Wind Ensemble (Daniel M. Meyers, conductor) – 9 December 2019
  • Salem Band (Winston-Salem, N.C.) (Eileen M. Young, conductor)– 18 December 2018
  • Orcas Island (Wash.) Community Band (Jim Shaffer-Bauck, conductor) – 17 December 2017

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