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I'll Be Home for Christmas

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Walter Kent (arr. James Swearingen)


General Info

Year: 1943 / 1990
Duration: c. 3:45
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Bing Crosby vocal
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00

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Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Percussion I-II, including:

  • Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

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Program Notes

I'll Be Home for Christmas is a Christmas song recorded in 1943 by Bing Crosby, who scored a top ten hit with the song. The song was written by the lyricist Kim Gannon and composer Walter Kent.

Originally written to honor soldiers overseas in World War II who longed to be home at Christmastime, I'll Be Home for Christmas has since gone on to become a Christmas standard.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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