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Christmas Tale, A

From Wind Repertory Project
Randall Standridge

Randall Standridge

Subtitle: Beware the Krampus

General Info

Year: 2016
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: II 1/2 (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music Publishing
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $58.00; (digital) - $58.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone I-II
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Brake Drum
  • Chimes, Metal
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Wind Chimes
  • Wood Block


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

In some European Christmas traditions, Saint Nick does not work alone: he travels with Krampus who doles out punishment to bad boys and girls.

This work serves as a darkly delightful Christmas piece, intended to educate, entertain, and creep out. The spooky narration helps frame the piece as The Ukranian Bell Carol; Up on the Housetop; Jolly Old St. Nicholas and other holiday favorites are carefully distorted, adding to the entertaining musical effect.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

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To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Pride of San Antonio (Tx.) Showband – 8 December 2018
  • Arkansas (Farmington) Winds Community Concert Band (Laura Jackson, conductor) – 18 December 2016
  • Western Reserve Community Band (Hudson, Ohio) (Ralph Meyer, conductor) – 18 December 2016
  • Coronado High School (Henderson, Nev.) Symphonic Band Concert – 8 December 2016

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