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Christmas Time Is Here (flex)

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Vince Guaraldi

Vince Guaraldi (arr. Michael Sweeney)

Subtitle: From A Charlie Brown Christmas

General Info

Year: 1965 / 2003/ 2020
Duration: c. 2:25
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00; (digital) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00

Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Cello

Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

From the family favorite TV special A Charlie Brown Christmas, here is a marvelous arrangement of this familiar song by Vince Guaraldi.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Guaraldi, V.; Sweeney, M. (2003). Christmas Time Is Here: From A Charlie Brown Christmas [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.
  • Perusal score