Composer
BURNETTE
Title
Night Before Christmas, The
Instrumentation
2 piccolos, 4 flutes, alto flute, bass flute, narrator, percussion
Publisher
Pine Castle Music
Grade
3-
Product Code
41P09PCMP111

The Night Before Christmas for Flute Choir & Narrator by Sonny Burnette
Scored for 2 Piccolos, 4 C Flutes, Alto Flute (or C Flute substitute), Bass Flute, Narrator and Percussion
Includes score and parts

The author of The Night Before Christmas poem, Clement Clarke Moore, was a New York academician, and was professor of Oriental and Greek Literature at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church from 1823 to 1850.  His fame came from this classic Christmas poem that he wrote for his two daughters in 1822.  Not much needs to be said about the ballad itself, which many people can recite by heart.  The musical setting incorporates occasional quotes from Christmas carols, and adds a touch of light percussion, along with some slightly mischievous antics on occasion.  It is hoped that the setting will add a bit of Christmas cheer to the holiday season.

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