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Jingle Bells Fantasy (arr Wasson)

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James Pierpont

James Pierpont (arr. John Wasson)


General Info

Year: 1999
Duration: c. 4:30
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00  |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Instrumentation

Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe
Bassoon
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Contra Alto 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
String Bass
Harp
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III-IV

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bongos
  • Chimes
  • Cowbell
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Gong, large
  • Ratchet
  • Shakers
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Jingle Bells is one of the best-known and commonly sung American wintertime songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in the autumn of 1857. Even though it is now associated with the Christmas and holiday season, it was actually originally written for American Thanksgiving. It has been claimed that it was originally written to be sung by a Sunday school choir; however, historians dispute this, stating that it was much too "racy" to be sung by a children's church choir in the days it was written.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


Commercial Discography

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State Ratings

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Performances

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Works for Winds by this Composer


Resources

  • Jingle Bells, Wikipedia Accessed 24 December 2015
  • Pierpont, J.; Wasson, J. (1999). Jingle Bells Fantasy [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.