Sounds of Christmas Joy, The

From Wind Repertory Project
James Swearingen

Medley arranged by James Swearingen

General Info

Year: 2002
Duration: c. 2:55
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: C.L. Barnhouse
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $60.00   |   Score Only (print) - $6.00


Full Score
C Piccolo/Flute
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I
E-flat Alto Saxophone II/E-flat Alto Clarinet
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells
  • Chimes
  • Crash Cymbals
  • Sleigh Bells
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Opening with a fanfare based on Joy to the World featuring prominent bells and chimes, Swearingen then segues into an expressive, “classical” setting of Beethoven’s famous Ode to Joy. After a tasty modulation into a new setting of Ode to Joy with modern harmonies and tone colors, the final section presents a traditional rendition of Joy to the World. The medley concludes with a “classically” based presto.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Perusal score
  • Swearingen, J. (2002). The Sounds of Christmas Joy [score]. C.L. Barnhouse: Oskaloosa, Iowa.