Holiday Music

Winter and Holiday Music for Other Seasons
  • Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites
  • Holidays in Harmony Around the World
  • Instrumental Winter Season Sheet Music
  • Choral Winter Season Sheet Music
  • Music for Other Holidays and Seasons

    Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites
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    Solos in first half and duets in second half of each book.
    Chord changes with solos in score books for quick reference.

    Any Band Instruments Can Play Together!
    Flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, alto sax, tenor sax, French horn, trumpet, trombone,
    mallet percussion, band score/piano.

    Mix and Match Any Combination of Strings
    String tunes in keys of G and D!
    Violins, violas, cellos, basses, string score/piano.

    More Books
    Percussion Book to accompany winds or strings ($12.50).
    Accordion Book 1 for 12-bass accordion ($12.50).
    Accordion Book 2 with basses from counterbasses to 7ths ($12.50).
    Piano Duet Book, for one piano and four hands, includes 9 tunes ($15.99).

    Tunes in Fun and Easy Christmas Favorites

  • O Christmas Tree
  • The First Noël
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Jingle Bells
  • Joy to the World
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • Peace on Earth
  • Silent Night
  • Up on the Housetop
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are

    Holidays in Harmony
    $19.99 each
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    Fun arrangements of world music and an original
    to play as duets, trios, and quartets.

    Chord symbols in every tune.
    Lyrics in native languages with translations.
    An 8-book series of flexible instrumentation books (mix and match).

  • C treble clef book: for flutes, oboes, violins, accordions, guitars, voices
  • C alto clef book: for violas
  • C bass clef book: for bassoons, trombones, tubas, cellos, basses
  • Bb book: for Bb/bass clarinets, soprano/tenor saxes, Bb trumpets
  • Eb book: for Eb clarinets, alto saxes, baritone saxes, alto horns
  • F book: for English horns and French horns
  • G book: for alto flutes
  • Piano accompaniment book ($24.99)

    Scores, Stories, and More Books
    Scores for all tunes in piano accompaniment book.
    Holidays stories in solo piano ($15.99), solo accordion ($15.99), and piano accompaniment books.

    Tunes in Holidays in Harmony

  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas (English)
  • Deck the Halls (Welch)
  • Good King Wenceslas (Bohemian)
  • Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (French)
  • Auld Lang Syne (Scottish)
  • Esta Noche Es Noche Buena (Spanish)
  • Chanuka (Jewish)
  • Ritsch, Ratsch (Swedish)
  • Die Hirten auf dem Felde (Austrian)
  • Wsrod Nocnej Ciszy (Polish)
  • Deilig Er den Himmel Blaa (Danish)
  • Winter Cheer (an original by Valarie Morris)

    About the Holidays in Harmony Books

    You can play each tune as a solo or with other musicians in duets, trios, quartets, or larger ensembles. Octaves sometimes shown accommodate the ranges of various instruments.

    For players new to the clarinet, Part 4 of the Bb treble clef book is written below the break. You can often play tunes with up to four of the same instrument on Parts 1-4. In some tunes Parts 3 and 4 are best played with other instruments.

    Enjoy playing the music and best wishes around the world for happy Holidays in Harmony!

    Winter Season Sheet Music

    Silent Night
    duet arrangements
    380FA flute and alto flute
    380FB flute and bass flute
    380VAC viola and cello
    $15.99 each
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    Enjoy this beautiful arrangement of Franz Gruber's classic tune from 1818. Lovely harmonies and countermelodies adorn this new arrangement, created 200 years later. The arrangement starts as a waltz, then moves to swing time and returns to a waltz. Playing time 5 minutes and 45 seconds. Medium level.

    Deck the Halls
    duet arrangements
    381FA flute and alto flute
    381FB flute and bass flute
    381VAC viola and cello
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    A fun, theatrical arrangement of John Parry Dall's tune. Players begin with a cheerful competition, then the low instrument displays an independent streak, but it all works out in the end. The arrangement includes improvisation instructions and players can do more or less acting or playing. Time signatures are 4/4 and 3/8, with a challenging section of quick changes. Fun articulations. Arranger notes at the front. Playing time at least 5 minutes and 20 seconds, depending on players' improvisations. Medium to advanced level flutes, medium level strings.

    Deck the Halls, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Winter Cheer
    quartet arrangements
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    Perfect for Performance and Holiday Get-Togethers

    Play exciting new contemporary arrangements by Valarie Morris.
    Score and parts available for string quartet, brass quartet,* sax quartet,** and flute choir.

    For professionals, aficionados, and medium to advanced players.
    Each arrangement a different style.
    Beautiful harmonies and special intros, interludes, and endings.

    * Brass quartet parts include an alternate trombone 2 part to substitute for horn in F.

    ** Sax quartets for alto 1, alto 2, tenor, baritone. Silent Night for soprano, alto, tenor, baritone.

    Winter Season Sheet Music

    Octavos and Pricing. The minimum initial order for choral music is 5 octavos—1 octavo for each part plus 1 octavo for a piano accompanist. Each holiday music octavo is $1.50. After the first order of a choral title, you can order one or more of the same title.

    We Wish You a Merry Christmas (SATB)

    An exciting new choral arrangement of this holiday favorite with an interlude in 4/4 time, "building bridges of joy," leading back to 3/4 time. Be sure to add this to your holiday repertoire! With piano accompaniment.

    Winter Cheer (SATB or SAAB)

    A delightful song for the holidays, embracing our sisters and brothers around the world with good will and surprises of foods from many lands. Truly an international feast! Sheet of food descriptions is provided with each order. With piano accompaniment.

    Esta Noche Es Noche Buena (SATB)

    The traditional Spanish song about Christmas Eve and New Year's Day. Two stanzas of lyrics in Spanish and one stanza translated into English. Fun meter changes from 3/8 to 2/4 and back! Translation by Alex Quezada. With piano accompaniment.

    Chanuka (SATB)

    This playful Jewish traditional (sov, sov, sov or spin, spin, spin) is perfect for the holiday season! Enjoy the beautiful harmonies of this song. Starting with a stanza in Hebrew, every other stanza is the English translation of the previous stanza. Translation by Rabbi Harry Manhoff. With piano accompaniment.

    Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes (SATB)

    Literally Angels in Our Countryside, this is the French version of Angels We Have Heard on High. You'll easily recognize the song as only a few notes are different. All stanzas are in French except for the second stanza, which is the English translation of the first stanza. The familiar refrain, in Latin, is full of gorgeous harmonies. Translation by Valarie Morris. With piano accompaniment.

    Deck the Halls (SATB)

    Sing this happy song for your holiday celebrations! Our new arrangement includes the three stanzas we all know and love plus an ending that brings it all together with a new twist. With piano accompaniment.

    Ritsch, Ratsch (SATB)

    This Swedish dance for December celebrations is delightful and full of fi-li-bom-bom-boms! A bouncy song that's sure to please your singers and listeners. The alto carries the melody while the soprano sings the ostinato. Action parts for the tenor and bass keep the energy high. Translation by Margitta Gardner. With piano accompaniment.

    Music for Other Holidays and Seasons

    Pricing. SATB titles minimum initial order of 5 octavos at $1.50 for each octavo. String quartet titles $8.99 each.

    Auld Lang Syne (SATB)

    A traditional harmonic sound introduces this song, while the second half explores reharmonized vistas as a new way to bring in the New Year. These two harmonic sections alternate, ending with the traditional harmony. All lyrics are in their original Scottish language with a translation sheet provided for each order. Translation by Arthur Porter. With piano accompaniment.

    Easter Song (SATB or string quartet)

    This song sets to music Mary Artemis Lathbury's beautiful poem of the same title. The poem covers a range of moods, also expressed by the music, in celebration of Easter. Lathbury, the poet laureate of Chautauqua and daughter of a Methodist minister, taught art and French at the Newbury Academy in Vermont and New York. The melody of this uplifting song is carried by various parts of the chorus. With piano accompaniment.

    Avadim Hayinu (SATB or string quartet)

    We Were Slaves (title in English). This traditional Passover song celebrates the fact that, after a long past of enslavement, the Jewish people are now free. Our new arrangement captures the mood and texture of the song like no other. Includes optional piano accompaniment, plus chord symbols.

    Dayenu (SATB or string quartet)

    It's Enough for Me (title in English). Gratitude is the expression of this traditional Passover song. This arrangement has a light feel and uses some call and response techniques. Includes optional piano accompaniment.

    Al Naharot Bavel (SATB or string quartet)

    By the Rivers of Babylon (title in English). This song tells the story of those who stopped by the rivers of Babylon, wondering how long they must live in and move to foreign lands. Reharmonized chords give our arrangement a modern twist, sure to surprise and delight seasoned listeners. Includes optional piano accompaniment, plus chord symbols.

    Ma Nishtana (SATB or string quartet)

    How is This Night Different? (title in English). This song is sometimes called The Four Questions. The melody begins by featuring each section of the chorus, then it is carried by the sopranos and later by the tenors. The second section of the song is reharmonized to give a subtle jazz flavor to the song. Includes optional piano accompaniment, plus chord symbols.

    Echad Mi Yode'a (SATB or string quartet)

    Who Knows One? (title in English). A question repeats throughout this song, using sequential numbers along the lines of the 12 Days of Christmas, to recognize the important aspects of Passover. The rhythms in this arrangement enhance the element of fun and capture the essence of this popular folk song with key changes adding to the excitement. Includes optional piano accompaniment, plus chord symbols.

    Songs of Patriots (piano/vocal, guitar/vocal, or accordion/vocal)
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    Play and sing the songs that trace America's history through the centuries! Through extensive research in America's archives, we found many songs popular in their day that somehow slipped through the cracks. And we did our best to use the oldest version of each song.

    Songs of Patriots includes the following 30 songs, chord symbols, and various versions of lyrics, including some parodies.

  • Yankee Doodle (The Yankee's Return from Camp)
  • The Liberty Song
  • Election - The People's Right
  • Fair and Free Elections
  • The Star-Spangled Banner
  • The Marine's Hymn
  • The Bonnie Blue Flag
  • Reply to the Bonnie Blue Flag
  • The Southern Girl (The Homespun Dress)
  • Taps
  • Tattoo
  • Pat Murphy of the Irish Brigade
  • Grafted into the Army
  • Tenting on the Old Campground
  • The Brass-Mounted Army
  • The Southern Wagon
  • When Johnny Comes Marching Home
  • Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye
  • Johnny Fill Up the Bowl
  • Hold the Fort
  • America, The Beautiful
  • The Stars and Stripes Forever
  • The Yankee Doodle Boy
  • Anchors Aweigh
  • You're a Grand Old Flag
  • The March of the Women
  • Goodbye Broadway, Hello France
  • America's Legacy
  • America's Legacy ... in C

    Historical information about each song is located at the back of each 84-page book. All arrangements plus an original by Valarie Morris.

    Fall Novelties
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    Four novelty titles are available for the fall season. The tunes are fun to play and each one is written in a different style.

    Marvelous Harvest . Scarecrow Hop . Jack-O-Lantern . Gobble Gobble

    The tunes are collected in a solo folio available for each of these instruments: flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, mallet percussion, violin, viola, and cello.

    Each tune is also available as a single sheet for solo piano and for solo accordion ($2.99 each).


    For more information, including catalog codes, please see our catalog.

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  • guitar
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