Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head
Traditional (arr. Tom Wallace)
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Duration: c. 3:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Folksong
Publisher: Arrangers Publishing Co.
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00 | Score Only (print) - $10.00
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Contrabass 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
(percussion detail desired)
None discovered thus far.
Jesus, Jesus, rest your head.
You have got a manger bed.
—Kentucky folk carol; collected by John Jacob Niles: 1912-1913 and 1932-1934
Niles did not state the source or date of his version, although much of what he collected was from Southern Appalachia in 1912-1913 and 1932-1934.
- Program Note from Appalachian History
- Audio: Reference recording. Arrangers' Publishing Concert Band
- Audio CD: Concordia University Chicago Wind Symphony (Richard Fischer, conductor) - 2011
None discovered thus far.
To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project
- University of Dubuque (Iowa) Concert Band (Nolan Hauta, conductor) - 3 December 2021
- West Virginia University (Morgantown) Symphonic Band (Jay Drury, conductor) – 8 December 2019
- Western University (London, Ont. Can.) Symphonic Band (John Phillips, conductor) – 26 November 2014
Works for Winds by This Arranger
- Allegro Barbaro (as arranger) (1911/1995)
- Atomic Dog (as arranger)
- Away in a Manger (as arranger) (2012)
- Clair de Lune (as arranger) (1890/1905/1995)
- Divinum Mysterium (as arranger) (2006)
- Fantasy on a Flemish Carol (as arranger) (2011)
- Feliz Navidad (as arranger) (1970)
- The Genius of Paul Simon (as arranger)
- Good King Wenceslas (as arranger) (1998)
- Happy Xmas (War is Over) (as arranger) (2010)
- The Holly and the Ivy (as arranger) (2015)
- House of Horrors (as arranger) (1992)
- I Wonder as I Wonder (as arranger)
- Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head (as arranger) (1993)
- March of the Toys/Toyland (as arranger) (1903/1995)
- Midnight Sleighride (as arranger) (1933-1934/2002)
- Morning Has Broken (as arranger)
- On This Day (as arranger) (2010)
- Pat-A-Pan (as arranger) (1720/2001)
- The Promise (as arranger)
- School's Out (as arranger)
- Shake a Tail Feather (as arranger)
- Tabler, Dave. "Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head." Appalachian History. 21 December 2018. Web. Accessed 8 December 2019
- Wallace, T. (1993). Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head [score]. Arrangers Publishing Co.: [Nashville, Tenn.].