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Count Your Blessings

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (arr. Ryan Nowlin)

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Subtitle: Instead of Sheep

General Info

Year: 1954 /
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Publisher: U.S. Marine Band
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

Count Your Blessings (Instead of Sheep) is a popular song written by Irving Berlin and used in the 1954 movie White Christmas. It is commonly performed as a Christmas song, although the lyrics make no reference to the holiday.

The song arose from a personal experience of Berlin when his doctor suggested he try "counting his blessings" as a way to deal with insomnia brought on by stress. The sentimental theme reminds listeners to remember how much they are blessed instead of fretting about short-term problems.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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  • United States Marine Band (Washington,D.C. (Ryan J. Nowlin, conductor; Sara Sheffield, mezzo-soprano) – 24 August 2016

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