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Jingle Bells! Samba Bells!

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James Pierpont

James Pierpont (arr. William Owens)


General Info

Year: 1857 / 2014
Duration: c. 2:15
Difficulty: I (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $40.00   |   Score Only (print) - $15.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II
Horn in F
Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Agogo Bells
  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Cabasa
  • Guiro
  • Marimba
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tom-Tom
  • Triangle
  • Vibra-slap


Errata

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Program Notes

Jingle Bells! Samba Bells! is a setting of James Pierpont's Jingle Bells in a samba style. This beloved and popular dance form originated in Rio de Janeiro and has become universally recognized as a symbol of Brazilian culture and national identity. The piece begins with an easy percussion groove and gradually blossoms into a rich harmonic concentration on the familiar theme. The melody passes playfully throughout the sections of the ensemble in varying styles before ending in grand holiday fashion.

- Program Note by publisher


William Owens’s arrangement sets the traditional Jingle Bells in a samba style. This beloved and popular dance form originated in Rio de Janeiro and is universally recognized as a symbol of Brazilian culture. The piece features percussion with an easy samba groove and then playfully passes the melody throughout the ensemble.

- Program Note from Stiles Middle School Honors Band concert program, 17 December 2015


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