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Silver Bells (flex)

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Jay Livingston

Jay Livingston (arr. Johnnie Vinson)


General Info

Year: 1950 / 2009
Duration: c. 2:05
Difficulty: II+ (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $55.00; (digital) - $55.00   |   Score Only (print) - $5.00


Instrumentation (Flexible)

Full Score
Part 1

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 2

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Trumpet
  • Violin

Part 3

  • B-flat Soprano Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Clarinet
  • E-flat Alto Saxophone
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Horn in F
  • Violin
  • Viola

Part 4

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Tenor Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Horn in F
  • Cello

Part 5

  • Bassoon
  • B-flat Bass Clarinet
  • E-flat Baritone Saxophone
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • String Bass
  • Electric Bass
  • Cello

Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Triangle


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

Silver Bells is a popular Christmas song, composed by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans.

Silver Bells was first sung by William Frawley, then sung in its entirety and in the generally known version immediately after by Bob Hope and Marilyn Maxwell in the motion picture The Lemon Drop Kid, released in March 1951. The first recorded version was by Bing Crosby and Carol Richards on September 8, 1950.

- Program Note from Wikipedia


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Works for Winds by this Composer

Adaptable Music

  • Silver Bells (Flex instrumentation) (arr. Vinson) (1950/2009)


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