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White Christmas

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Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin (arr. Robert Russell Bennett)

General Info

Year: 1940 / 1948
Duration: c. 3:35
Difficulty: (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Hal Leonard
Cost: Score and Parts - $60.00   |   Score Only - $3.00


Full Score
C Piccolo
Flute I-II
Oboe I-II
Bassoon I-II
E-flat Soprano Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Clarinet Solo-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
Cornets Solo-I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III
String Bass
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Bells, low
  • Orchestra Chimes
  • Snare Drum
  • Suspended Cymbal


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

The late Robert Russell Bennett wrote this arrangement of Irving Berlin's immortal White Christmas in 1948, and it has been a standard in the holiday concert literature ever since.

- Program Note from publisher


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State Ratings

None discovered thus far.


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  • Austin (Tx.) Civic Wind Ensemble (Robert Laguna, conductor) - 11 December 2022
  • Heart of Texas (San Antonio) Concert Band (R. Mark Rogers, conductor; Diane Brumley Chorale) - 19 December 2021
  • Amador County Concert Band (Pioneer, Calif.) (Steve Chambers, conductor) – 1 December 2019
  • River Valley Wind Ensemble (Kankakee County, Ill.) (David Conrad, conductor) – 16 December 2018
  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Decatur, Ga.) (Glenn Moore, conductor) – 6 December 2018
  • San Ramon (Calif.) Symphonic Band (Bryan Holbrook, conductor) – 22 December 2017
  • Orcas Island (Wash.) Community Band (Jim Shaffer-Bauck, conductor) – 17 December 2017
  • San Luis Obispo (Calif.) Wind Orchestra (Michael Nowak, conductor; Inga Searingen, vocal) – 18 December 2016
  • Callanwolde Concert Band (Atlanta, Ga.) (Glenn Moore, conductor; Matthew Upton, D’Anna Entrekin, vocalists) – 4 December 2016
  • North Jersey (Fair Lawn) Concert Band (Michael Roth, conductor) - 20 December 2014
  • Westside Community Band (Cincinnati, Ohio) (Kenny Bierschenk, conductor) - 7 December 2014

Works for Winds by This Composer

Adaptable Music

All Wind Works


  • Berlin, I.; Bennett, R. (1948). Irving Berlin's White Christmas [score]. Irving Berlin Music Corp.: New York.