Jolly Old Saint Nicholas – Concert Band
An arrangement of this popular Christmas Carol for a full concert band and includes an optional piano part (Not on the score).
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas – Concert Band Score and Parts PDF
“Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” is a Christmas song that originated with a poem by Emily Huntington Miller (1833-1913), published as “Lilly’s Secret” in The Little Corporal Magazine in December 1865. The song’s lyrics have also been attributed to Benjamin Hanby, who wrote a similar song in the 1860s, Up on the Housetop. However, the lyrics now in common use closely resemble Miller’s 1865 poem.
The music has been attributed to John Piersol McCaskey, a school principal and former Mayor of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who claimed to have written the song in 1867. The “Johnny” mentioned in the song who wants a pair of skates is McCaskey’s late son, John, who died as a child.
The arrangement is for a full concert band and includes an optional piano part (Not on the score). There is also a descant part in verses 3, 4, and 6 for Flute/Piccolo and/or Clarinet and Trumpet. There are also parts for Eb and F Horns.
The MP3 was recorded with NotePerformer 3.
Grade = 3 Duration = 2:20 mins (6 Verses)
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