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SATB a cappella US $3.

95

08740280

A CAPPELLA

CHRI T

A Collection of
Christmas Favorites
Arranged by Kirby Shaw

M HAL LEONARD

Arranged by Kirby Shaw

CONTENTS
I. The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
II.

Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Ill. Silver Bells .. .. ............... . ................ 10


IV. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer
(with "Frosty The Snowman") ............. . ........ 14
V. The Christmas Song
(Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire) .... . . . .... . .. 20

7777 W . BLUEMOUND RD. P.O. BOX 13819 M ILWAUKEE, Wl53213

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS
I. The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
For SA TB * a cappella
Performance Time: Approx. 1:40

Arranged by
KIRBY SHAW

Words and Music by


EDDIE POLA and GEORGE WYLE

Happily, in 1 (J. = 66)

mJ

**Ding dong

Tenor
Bass

ding,

ring

mas

the

1 J

dong, ____________

**Ding
6

bells!

Ding

dong

ding,

so

the

J
Ding
,.,;

..

dong, ________________
10

12

11

4":

-if,

world

can

,.,;"

----

tell.-------

14

It's

16

.
most
hap
most

won
hap
won
~

der pi der ~

ful
est
ful
~

the

... ___ ... ...

15

~, , ___ _/~

time
sea
time

..I

of
son
of

the
of
the

.......

*Ava1la ble for SA TB a nd SAB


**Close to "ng" immediately on di'!Jl do'!Jl.
Copyright 1963 Barnaby Music Corp.
Copyright Renewed 199 1
This arrangement Copyright 1995 Barnaby Music Corp.
International Copyright Se~ured All Rights Reserved

001\

DONOT
PHOTOCOPY~

year. ___________________________________

aU. ___________________________________
year. ___________________________________
17

18

Doot

doot

doot

Du

kids
hoi
much

doot

doot

doot

du.

du

du

jing - le
i - day
mis - tie

20

19

beD - ing,
greet - ings,
toe - ing

and
and
and

With
the
With those
There'D be

du

ev - 'ry - one
gay
hap - py
hearts will
be

tell - ing
meet - ings
glow - ing,

you,
when
when

cheer," --------------------------------call. ----------------------------------near. ___________________________________


26

"Be
of
friends come
loved ones

good
to
are

28

27

cheer,"
call,
near,

of
good
to __
are ___

------;
cheer,"
call,
near,

cheer,"
call.
near.

it's
it's
it's

the
the
the

J~
of
"Be
friends come
loved ones

good
to
are

cheer,"
call.
near.

ToCoda-(j}29

most
hap
most

J.

31

30

won
hap
won

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

der
pi
der

ful
est
ful

time
sea
time

of
son

the
of

5
1 year. ________________________________________________

year, ___________

J2

time

of

It's

year.

the

all. ---------------------------------------------------39

38

hap - pi

est

40

sea - son

of

all.

Unis.*

sea - son

There'll
43

42

du

par - ties

host - ing,

for

marsh

du

car - ol
scar
r-"'_1149

ing

out

?-"

du

in

the

snow.

sto - ries

and

r
Du

du
I,

""*Opt. SAT above bass melody to m. 48.


AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

and

48

du

50 _I

toast - ing

du.

du

_l_

for

47

du

ghost

du

mal - lows

be

44

du

46

tJ

the

_]

_I

tales
51

du

du

of

the

doot. There'll

glo
52

du

~0

r
du
~~

ries

be

of

Christ

long,

es

mas

53

long

go.
55

54

du

du,

doot

doot

Du
~

56

57

D.S.aiCoda

58.

~
doot

doot

doot

doot

doot.

the

It's

..
du

du

-@-coDA
r-'11

60

... ...

.., v

It's

...

61

the

doot.

(;I

,. ...

""'

du

62

63

... ...

most _ _

won - der - ful

j,-J

_-!-_

~-

time.

It's

;::---..

' I

cresc.

time
65

64

66

won - der - ful

.~.~

time,

r r

most

time,

won - der - ful

.
of

..

the

~~ ----------------------~========

~.~
time

..
AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

73

the

II. Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!


For SATB a cappella
Performance Time: Approx. 1:15

Arranged by
KIRBY SHAW

Words by SAMMV CAHN


Music by JULE STYNE
~3 ~

Soprano
Alto

r-/

Cheery (J = 132) ( Jj

-- J )l)

.. ......_..

Snow! __

Let

it

m-a~;

.J

t.

---

Tenor
Bass

,..,

""'

mf Oh

let

it

snow,

Let it

snow! _ _ _

1. Oh the

......--.....

J~Jr--1~]--;J---J )
it

snow,

snow,

snow,

., r -u
weath-er out - side
does- n't show signs
fi - re is
slow

is
of
ly

... ...

snow!

Oh _

fright - ful,
stop - ping
dy - ing
~

J ~~---~

.,

but the fire


and I brought
and my dear
-~

--

~=

is so
some corn
we're stiU

~I.~:

Copyright 1945 by Producers Music Publishing Co. and Cahn Music Co.
Copyright Renewed
This arrangement Copyright 1995 by Producers Music Publishing Co. and Cahn Music Co.
All Rights on behalf or Producers Music Publishing Co. Administered by Chappell & Co.
All Rights on behalf of Cahn Music Co. Administered by WB Music Corp.
International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

n
the

;--

Snow! _

snow! _ Oh let

snow!_

snow,

snow,

.. ____

.,
de
for
good ~

'-"'

light
pop
bye

and
the
but

ful,

ping, _ _
ing, ___

since we've no __
lights are turned _
you _
long as

as

...---.....

J J

go, _
low,_

to
down
me

so, _

J 1

To Coda-@-

Let

it

snow!

Let

it snow!

Let

it

snow!

2. It

J
snow!

Ba doom ba

It

16

snow!

Doot

doot

doot

doot

doot

doot

do

do

J
snow! Ba doom doot! When we

17

fin - al - ly

kiss

good - night,

18

doot

doot

J J
hate

doot

doot

doot

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

19

do

1 J

go - in' out in the storm!_

how I'll

do

do

doot

doot

1 1

doot

doot

But if you'll real - ly hold

me tight,_

D.S.alCoda
,..,.

20

22

21

doot

doot

du

du

~J

~J

P-

.......

doot

doot

doot

doot

du

doot 3.The

du

j ~ ~l

.. ...._.....

aU the way home _ I'D be

warm. _

-@-coDA
,.;''\

finger snaps

'><:

24

25

snow!

r""-1

'><:

Let it

snow!

b.

...,_,

Snow! _ Let it snow!


'><:

'><:

"f

J,-_J J

.......

Oh let it snow,

26

J~
~

snow,

27

v-9-

Snow! _

snow! _

snow,

Oh

let

it

snow,

snow,

30

29

..; 1'128
I

-:y---)
,.,

.......

snow,

Let

it

snow!_

-----J---J 1 1 :J--

-a-

I"\

u---u--

Let

it

,. ,.
v

snow!

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

______ .....

snow!

--=::J

...::::=:::it::---

---

Solo or small group

r
Let

LJ---~
snow!_
it

10

III. Silver Bells


For SATB a cappella

Performance Time: Approx. 1:30

Arranged by
KIRBY SHAW
Warmly (J = 96)
Soprano
Alto

Words and Music by


JAY LIVINGSTON and RAY EVANS

mfou

du

du

mf
du
du _ _

du
du_

Du

Tenor
Bass

du
Male - female duet in octaves
(Opt.
solo)
mf
4

Ci - ty

du

side - walks,

du

bu - sy

side - walks, dressed in

du

hoi

day

du

du

du
du_

du
du_

du

du
du

du

du

In the

du

10

air

there's

du du

11

feel - ing

du

du
du_

du

du
du_

du

du
du _

du

of Christ-mas.
du du

du
du

du

du

Copyright 1950 (Renewed 1977) by Paramount Music Corporation


This arrangement Copyright 1995 by Paramount Music Corporation
International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

du

du du du du
du du du du

11

13

II 12

14

C~enlaugh

r"""-t

,;'

do

"'

du do do

rJJ

.J

I
do

""

I
do

smile,

And on

street

'ry

do

))~ J

~j

"f

[!!]

cor - ner

do

r--,

)"J

b.J

JJ_

,_......,

bells!

Sil-ver

j_

>

*ding dong

...._

L....

"f

h I

do

*Close to "ng" immediately on ding dong.


AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

bells!
do

l
>

ding,

do
do_

do_

jJ _~j

I
do

>

do do do do do do
do do do do do

......___.

-....

do
do

23

do

do do do

,......,

do
do_
_/_

hear,

do do do

Duet:
Male sing upper notes
Female sing lower notes 22

VII

...

you

do

...Sil-ver..

19

do

II 20

~J

.,
I

..,

do_

I
do

~.J

do

do

..,

do_

h_ J

.J.

ev

"f

do

18

r
do

do

do do

.,

,.II

ter

do

17

II 16

""

..,

do
do_

do

~ I

..,

af

., do

ru
do_

do

meet-ing smile

_..,_ do

peo-ple pass - ing,

- ing,

15

"f

do

)l__J

r---~------------------~----------------------------------------------------------- --

12
26

25

'-./

It's

Christ- mas

time

in the

ci-ty. -

du du du

du du

>

ding dong ding,

>

>

du
du
du _
du du

du
du __

~n

~1

du

dong ding,

>

30

>

31

-----

Ring - a - ling, _______

hear them ring! _____

du

du
>

du du du du du du

>

du

du

29

ding

>

>

ding

du
du __

>

dong ding,

du
du_

~J
du

du

du

du

34

33

Soon

it

will

be

du du

Christ - mas
du du

day.

>

ding

dong ding,

du
du _

du
du
du_ du du

;_ n

>

du
AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

du

du

ding

>

>

dong ding,

~--~---------------

13

36

37 I

..

Soon

"'II

tJ

,.

"'

....

,.

...
"1

I
du

du

du

..

du

du

""

du

du

du

I
du

day.

a tempo
~~~

du
du

du
du, _
t:l

)~J

rit.
"1

du
t:l

45

>

>

>

ding

dong

ding,

du

----t:l

.. ... ... ... ..

du

du

du

du

du

du.

t:l

rit.

""
AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

du

mas
du

rit.

a tempo
~
-

rit.

---- ----

----

tJ

du
I

44

du

t:l

rit.

fl43

C~ist

be

du

>

WI

i~n e

"1

du

du

>

rit.

du
du ___

l.u

it

du

42

a tempo

du

ding dong ding,

i~J

"1

du
~

... ..

>

du
du __

Soon

41 I

..

"'~

du
du

)~1

day.

du du

du
du __

.n

- ..

cl.
hrist - mas

be

will

40

"'II

1.

it

39 I

du du
~ I

du du du du du

38

du.

du
t:l

14

IV. Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer


(with "Frosty The Snow Man")
For SA TB a cappella
Performance Time: Approx. 2:40

Arranged by
KIRBY SHAW
RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER

Music and Lyrics by JOHNNY MARKS

Soprano
Alto

You know

Tenor
Bass

-"'__/j 3

..,

l2=s ;.

mJO

..

Dash-er

and Dane- er

If

jJ

1':'1

.. ... ...

Com-et and Cu-pid and Don-ner and Blitz-en,

.l

(J

and

Vix - en,

~ r

1':\

Pranc-er

f r f r
In four

and

IE

you

do

1':'1
~

re

call _ _

I~

...

..,
fa - mous rein - deer

of

Doot

,._

1':'1
~

""

I_

du

doot

du

doot

du

doot

du.

J J
r
Doom

L
-

rit.

!:

~3~

'!
~

With a bounce (J = 138) (


= ~ j))
all. _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ __

rit.

the most

......

-61-'

""

,., "7

,......,76)

61':'1

F
Slow (J

112)

. .. .. ..
but

ba doom

J J
p

ba

doom

J
~ r r 'I
>
ba doom ba du ba

Copyright 1949 (Renewed 1977) St. Nicholas Music Inc., 1619 Broadway, New York, New York 100 19
This arrangement Copyright 1995 St. Nicholas Music Inc.
All Rights Reserved

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

15
12

Ru-dolph,
AU of

)J

had a ver - y shin-y


used to laugh and call him

rein - deer _
rein- deer_

the red - nosed


the oth - er

doom

>

doom

doom

doom ba du ba doom

du ba

15

14

nose,
names,

doom

and if
they nev

you ev - er
er let poor

saw
it, _ _
Ru - dolph_

1 J

J~
>

doom

doom,

ba doom

doom

doom

17

you would e - ven say

it

~r

glows. _ _ _

join in an - y rein - deer,

; JJJ
doom

; JJJ

doom

JS
I
doom

deer games.

doot._

Doot

t_

doot

J J

doot,

doot

I
Oh

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

then

one

doom

21

.. b[
-....

doom ba du ba doom

[ID

rein

>

doom,

games.
.., ~ 19

doom ba du ba

fog - gy

doot

1 1

doot,

Christ- mas Eve, _

16
25

24

doot doot doot,

dootdoot du du

----- -

doot doot doot,

doot,

San - ta came to

say:

"Ru-dolph, with your

du

du

du

nose so bright,

du du

27

du

doot doot

du

du

du
du.
du du du.

J J

the rein - deer

Then how

)J
>

won't

you

guide

my

sleigh

to- night?"

Ba du ba doom

doom

30

loved

him _

as they shout-ed out

with

glee:

J
doom

>

doom ba du ba doom

doom

du ba doom

the red-nosed rein - deer,_

you'D go down in

doom

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

doom

his

to

J J JJ

J J'"'
doom

ba

35

34

"Ru-dolph

doom,

>

doom ba du ba doom

>

doom

du ba doom doom doom

~--~------------------,--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------~

17

Unis.
37

38

ry!" _______________________

Thump-et - y

thump -et - y

thump thump, thump - et - y

thump thump,

thump thump,
Unis.

doom

doom

doom

doom.

FROSTY THE SNOW MAN


1nJ Words and Music by STEVE NELSON and JACK ROU.INS
~

thump-et - y

thump thump,

41

Fros

ty

the snow

man ____

j ~as
IS

a
a

>

Ba doom doom doom

doom

doom

ba doom doom

doom

43

jol - ly hap - py
fair - y tale, they

soul,
with a corn cob pipe and a but -t'n nose'""_ and two
say.
He was made of snow, but the chil-dren know _ how he
(hap-py soul,)
(they say,)

J 1 J
doom

doom doom doom

ba doom doom

doom

doom doom

}J
doom

doom
(Opt. solo)

There

eyes made out

doom

doom

of

came

doom. Du

du

du

doom

to

life

doom

Copyright 1950 by Chappell & Co.


Copyright Renewed
This arrangement Copyright 1995 by Chappell & Co.
International Copyright Secured All Rights Reserved
AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

one

day.

doom. Du

du

du

18

[ID
must have been some

in

that

old

silk

hat they found.

52

Du

du

du

doom

du

du

doom

doom

du

doom

du

All

53

For

du

do

doom

doom

doom. Do

du

57

on

his head

Oh,

he be - gan

a -

to dance

59

ty

Fros

du

61

the snow man _

was a - live

as

he could

be,

and the

(he could

be,)

J 1 J
doom

.., II 62

doom

doom

63

-64

or

doom

)J

doom doom

doom

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

....

play_ just the same as you and

chil-dren say he could laugh and

"""

... ...

............

tJ

J J

doom doom doom

ba doom doom doom

_hi
~

I
doom

n
~

J J I
I

doom

t'

r
doom

65

"'~
me, ___

I
t'

ba doom doom

"' .J ;

I
I

And he

doom. Do du

du

19
69

68

waved good - bye say-in' "Don't you cry, I'll be back

n
doom doom

doom

70

1 J
doom

nJ
doom

gain

doom

doom

doom. Du

72

71

day." _ __ _ _ _ _ __

some

du

du

73

r'-'r

go. _ __

Look at Fros - ty

Thump-et - y thump thump, thump-et - y thump thump,

doom

doom

doom

doom,

doom

76

75

Thump-et - y thump thump, thump-et - y thump thump,

n1 J J
doom

doom

doom. Do du du

77

0 -ver the

of

hills

JJ J J
doom

78

doom

doom

doom

Christmas Goodbyes

Shout
80

79

snow. _ __ _ _ __

Look at

>

doomdoombadoomdoomdoom

81

Fros - ty

go!

f:l

See you next year


We'll miss you, etc.
f:l

doom

doom

doom

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

doom,

Look at

Fros - ty

go!

20

V. The Christmas Song


(Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire)
For SATB a cappella
Perfonnance Time: Approx. 2:50

Arranged by
KIRBY SHAW

Music and Lyrics by


MEL TORME and ROBERT WELLS
Warmly, freely (J = 84)

:.....:-__.:.-----~

Soprano
Alto

..._...
Oo_

Tenor

Bass

Oo _ _ __ _

[A] Quasi tempo (J = 72)


Unis.

roast-ing on an

op - en

fire. _

Jack Frost

-,J

....

-,J

Yule - tide

carols

be-ing

-,J

..

sung

by

,-3~

r~u
choir_ and
b...-----)~

1946 (Renewed}, 1995 EDWIN H. MORRIS & COMPANY, A Division of MPL Communications, Inc.

All Rights Reserved


AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

at your

12,-J---,

11

nose. _ _

nip-ping

.---..,-------.---~-------------------------------

21

Unis.

14

folks

dressed

Ev - 'ry - bod- y

up

Unis.

17

16

knows

tur - key and some

~r

mis-tle- toe _ _ _

help

to

make the sea - son

Unis.
18

,---3--,

19

bright. _

Ti - ny tots with their

20

eyes

all

a -

will

Unis .

...-......
Oo _ _

Unis.
22

find it hard to

sleep _

to - night.

Oo _ _ They know that San

Oo _ _ _ __
AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

loo

ta's _ on his

loo

loo

22

Oo __

way;

lots of toys and good-ies _

He's load-ed

on his sleigh

and ev- 'ry

J~

-----loo

loo

loo

loo

loo

loo

loo

Oo _ _

loo

29

moth-er's child _ _

is _

gon-na spy

to see if rein-deer _ real-ly know_ how to

-------

----------

32

31

_.1

't

so,

And

fly.

kids

I'm of - fer - ing this

34 Unis. '

33

r r r
~

from one to nine-ty

sim- pie

to

35

...

...

...

..__....... (

7')-.

two. _ _

AI- though it's been said _

man-y

Unis.
L

"'

.J

.J

AN A CAPPELLA CHRISTMAS- SATB

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