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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (arr Tatgenhorst)

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Johnny Marks

Johnny Marks (arr. John Tatgenhorst)

General Info

Year: 1949 / 2004
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Song
Publisher: LudwigMasters, through Keiser Southern Music
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $70.00   |   Score Only (print) - $8.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
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-IV
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
Tuba (or Electric Bass)
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III-IV, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Congas
  • Marimba
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This perennial holiday classic has never sounded fresher than in this new and upbeat arrangement. Latin percussion and jazz rhythms work incredibly well, making this unique and winning holiday fare.

- Program Note from publisher

Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a song written by Johnny Marks based on the 1939 story Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer published by the Montgomery Ward Company. Gene Autry's recording hit No. 1 on the U.S. charts the week of Christmas 1949.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


State Ratings

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