Serenade of Carols (tr. Patterson)

From Wind Repertory Project
Morton Gould

Morton Gould (trans. Donald Patterson)

General Info

Year: 1949 / 2009
Duration: c. 14:45
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: G&C Publishers, through Wise Music Classical
Cost: Score and Parts - Rental


1. Kings of Orient; The Babe of Bethlehem; Rocking; Greensleeves
2. Boar's Head Carol; Patapan; Carol of Service - 3:15
3. Come, Love We God; Coventry Carol; The Holy and the Ivy - 4:20
4. Irish Carol; God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen; Wassail Song; My Dancing Day


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
English Horn
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III-IV (div.)
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
Tuba I-II (II optional)
String Bass
Harp I-II (or Piano)
Percussion, including:

  • Crotales
  • Marimbas (2)
  • Orchestra Bells
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Serenade of Carols, originally for small orchestra, was partially transcribed by Morton Gould in 1949. This transcription of all four movements and 13 carols was completed by Donald Patterson in 2009.

- Program Note by Wind Repertory Project


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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Works for Winds by This Composer


  • Perusal score
  • Russell Girsberger, personal correspondence, December 2022