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Let There Be Peace on Earth

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Seymour Miller
Jill Jackson-Miller

Seymour Miller and Jill Jackson-Miller (arr. Ed Huckeby)

General Info

Year: 1955 / 2005
Duration: c. 4:20
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Children's choir
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $68.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.00


Full Score
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
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-III
Percussion, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Let There Be Peace on Earth is a song written by Jill Jackson-Miller and Sy Miller in 1955. It was initially written for and sung by the International Children's Choir created for the Granger Dance Academy in Long Beach, California. The song's composers led a number of rehearsals for the children's choir from 1955 to 1957, and the song continues to be the theme for this group of children who represent a host of nations and who sang in Washington, DC next to the White House in 2002.

Jackson-Miller, who had been suicidal after the failure of her marriage to screenwriter Felix Jackson, later said that she wrote the song after discovering what she called the "life-saving joy of God's peace and unconditional love."

- Program Note from Wikipedia

Ed Huckeby’s stirring arrangement of a beloved classic is a terrific addition to any concert program with an important message.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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