Very Merry Heart and Soul, A

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Julie Giroux

Julie Giroux

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General Info

Duration: c. 3:40
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Unknown
Cost: Score and Parts - Unknown


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Program Notes

This mashup of tunes begins with the piano playing that simple Heart and Soul melody that anyone who has ever touched a piano has plinked out. That basic melody is gradually augmented with snatches of other tunes, Christmas and not: Dream Dream Dream, Blue Moon, Sleigh Ride, Up on a Housetop, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas and others. Gradually the theme from Beethoven's Ode to Joy becomes dominant and brings what began as a simple little tune to a grand symphonic close.

- Program Note by Wind Repertory Project


State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Nebraska Wind Symphony (Omaha) (Josh Kearney, conductor) - 24 November 2022
  • Dallas (Tx.) Winds (Jerry Junkin, conductor) - 22 December 2021
  • Reno (Nev.) Wind Symphony (A. G. “Mack” McGrannahan III, conductor) - 11 December 2021
  • Columbia Concert Band (Michael Blackman, conductor) – 20 December 2020 (Virtual)

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