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Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr Wagner)

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Ralph Blane

Ralph Blane (arr. Douglas E. Wagner)

Subtitle: Vocal Solo with Optional Eb Alto Saxophone Solo or Bb Trumpet Solo

General Info

Year: 1944 / 2006
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts - $75.00   |   Score Only - $9.00


Full Score
Solo Vocal
Optional Solo E-flat Alto Saxophone
Optional Solo Bb Trumpet
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Bass Trombone
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Drum Set
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle
  • Wind Chimes


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas is a song introduced by Judy Garland in the 1944 MGM musical Meet Me in St. Louis. The song was written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane. Frank Sinatra later recorded a version with modified lyrics.

In 2007, ASCAP ranked the song as the third most performed Christmas song during the preceding five years that had been written by ASCAP members. In 2004 it finished at #76 in AFI's 100 Years...100 Songs rankings of the top tunes in American cinema.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band (Farmington) (Michael Ferguson, conductor; Kristin Cotroneo, solo) – 16 December 2018
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  • Flint (Mich.) Concert Band (Bruce Nieuwenhuis, conductor) – 15 December 2016
  • North Jersey (Oakland, N.J.) Concert Band (Michael Roth, conductor) – 4 December 2015
  • Upper Columbia Academy Band (Dean Kravig, conductor; Audrey Pollard, vocal) - December 2013

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