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Selections from Tim Burton's "The Nightmare Before Christmas"

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Danny Elfman

Danny Elfman (arr. Michael Brown)

General Info

Year: 2008
Duration: c. 5:20
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $65.00; (digital) - $65.00   |   Score Only (print) - $7.50


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
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
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Bell Tree
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals (normal and small)
  • Flexatone
  • Marimba
  • Ratchet
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Temple Blocks (2)
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The classic animated movie The Nightmare Before Christmas features deliciously sinister music by composer Danny Elfman. A unique offering for the holiday season, this appealing medley for band includes: Overture; Christmas Eve Montage; Sally's Song; This Is Halloween and End Title.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

  • The Simpsons (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Murtha) (1990/2008)

All Wind Works


  • Elfman, D.; Brown, M. (2008) Selections from Tim Burton's the Nightmare Before Christmas [score]. Hal Leonard: Milwaukee, Wisc.