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Let the Christmas Season Begin!

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James Swearingen

James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 2:40
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C L Barnhouse Company - Official Website
Cost: Score & Parts - $48.00   |   Score Only - $5.00


Full Score
Bb Soprano Clarinet I-II
Bb Bass Clarinet
Alto Saxophone
Tenor Saxophone
Baritone Saxophone
Trumpet (in Bb)I-II
French Horn
Piano (Opt.)
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Cymbals (suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Triangle
  • Tubular Bells
  • Xylophone


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Program Notes

What better way to start your Christmas concert than by featuring three favorite carols, O Christmas Tree, Jolly Old St. Nicholas and Deck The Halls? Following a glorious fanfare, the modern harmonization of O Christmas Tree will leave your audience breathless, but from that point on watch out for fast-tapping feet as the piece works its way to a rousing and highly satisfying finish.

Let the Christmas Season Begin! is dedicated to the South-Western City Schools (Ohio) Middle School Band Directors, Shane Harris, Pat Lewis, Dale Nawrocki, John Selhorst and Nancy Youse.

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