Ring in the Joy

From Wind Repertory Project
James Swearingen

Medley arranged by James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 1997
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Carols
Publisher: Alfred Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $67.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
E-flat Alto Clarinet
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 I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Mark Tree
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle, small


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Everyone's attention is immediately captured as the beautiful sounds of tolling bells announce the holiday season. A sensitive introduction launches a wonderful blend of two compatible melodies, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day and Ode to Joy. Here is a supremely atmospheric setting for traditional holiday concerts.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Swearingen, J. (1997). Ring in the Joy : Jim Swearingen's Christmas Classics : Featuring I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day and Ode to Joy [score]. Belwin-Mills Pub.: Miami, Fla.