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How the Grinch Stole Christmas

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Albert Hague
Eugene Poddany

Albert Hague and Eugene Poddany (arr. Larry Clark)


General Info

Year: 1966 / 1996
Duration: c. 5:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $87.00   |   Score Only (print) - $9.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
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
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Hi-Hat
  • Slapstick
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is a 1966 Christmas animated musical comedy television special directed by Chuck Jones. It is based on the eponymous children's book by Dr. Seuss, the story of the Grinch trying to take away Christmas from the townsfolk of Whoville below his mountain hideaway.

Originally telecast in the United States on CBS on December 18, 1966, it went on to become a perennial holiday special. Directed by Chuck Jones, it features the voice of Boris Karloff.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Of all the Dr. Seuss stories, possibly none is more delightfully charming than the take on that mean old man who disliked Christmas so much that he stole all the presents, the toys and the Christmas trees. As should befall any villain, he is transformed and his heart "grew three times its size." This is a superior holiday medley with two great songs and wonderful incidental music.


This arrangement includes Welcome Christmas and You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch.


Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


Performances

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  • New Orleans (La.) Concert Band (Charles Taylor, conductor) – 15 December 2019
  • Maybrook (N.Y.) Symphonic Wind Ensemble (Roy C. Coates, conductor) – 13 December 2019
  • Pride of San Antonio (Tx.) Showband – 8 December 2018
  • San Ramon (Calif.) Symphonic Band (Bryan Holbrook, conductor) – 22 December 2017
  • Callanwode Concert Band (Decatur, Ga.) (Glenn Moore, conductor) – 3 December 2017
  • Mascoutah (Ill.) High School Band (Sandy Haynes, conductor) – December 2015


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