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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (arr Iwai)

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Johnny Marks

Johnny Marks (arr. Naohiro Iwai)

General Info

Year: 1949 / 1977 / 1992
Duration: c. 3:00
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: De Haske
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - €112.00   |   Score Only (print) - €22.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute III
Flute I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
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-III-IV
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Percussion, including:

  • Glockenspiel
  • Guiro
  • Hi-Hat
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Vibraphone
  • Wood Block
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Gene Autry, the Singing Cowboy, made this song famous in 1949. Based upon a book by Marks’ brother-in-law, Robert L. May, Marks wanted to put the popular 1939 Montgomery Ward story into song. Johnny Marks, a decorated World War II hero, wrote several popular Christmas songs besides Rudolph. The song’s translation into several languages even had an effect on Finnish Christmas tradition – Rudolph is now head of Joulupukki’s sleigh (the Finnish Santa)! The only difference is that the Finnish reindeer don’t fly.

- Program Note from Cypress Symphonic Band concert program, 10 December 2016


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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