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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (arr Moss)

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Johnny Marks

Johnny Marks (arr. John Moss)

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Subtitle: Low Brass Section Feature

General Info

Year: 1949 / 2000
Duration: c. 2:45
Difficulty: II (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $45.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Full Score
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
Horn in F
Convertible Bass Line
Percussion I-II-III

(percussion detail desired)


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 Rudolf. 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.


To submit a performance please join The Wind Repertory Project

  • Atascadero (Calif.) Community Band (Keith Waibel, conductor) – 11 December 2016
  • Cypress Symphonic Band (Houston, Tex.) (Clarence Weeks, conductor) – 10 December 2016
  • HTMS 8th Grade Band – December 2012

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