Holly Jolly Christmas, A (arr Ployhar)

From Wind Repertory Project
Johnny Marks

Johnny Marks (arr. James D Ployhar)

Subtitle: Featuring a Stage-Front Dixieland Band

General Info

Year: 1962 / 1997
Duration: c. 2:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $50.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
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
Trombone I-II
Percussion, including:

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


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

A Holly Jolly Christmas is a Christmas song written by Johnny Marks and most famously performed by Burl Ives. The song has since become one of the Top 25 most-performed "holiday" songs written by ASCAP members, for the first five years of the 21st century.

A Holly Jolly Christmas was written by Johnny Marks in the early 1960s and featured in the 1964 Rankin-Bass Christmas special, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, in which Burl Ives voiced the narrator, Sam the Snowman. The song was re-recorded by Ives for his 1965 holiday album, Have a Holly Jolly Christmas.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Cascadia Wind Ensemble (Abbotsford, BC, Can.) (Shannon Goldsmith, conductor; Crystal Hicks, vocalist) - 19 December 2021
  • Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band (Fayetteville) (Michael Ferguson, conductor) – 11 December 2017

Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Marks, J.; Ployhar, J. (1997). A Holly Jolly Christmas : Featuring a Stage-Front Dixieland Band [score]. Belwin Mills: Miami, Fla.