Deck the Hall
Traditional Welsh Carol
For Interchangeable Woodwind Ensemble
Arranged by David Marlatt
Published by Eighth Note Publications
Includes score and parts
Part 1: flute, oboe, or clarinet
Part 2: flute, oboe, or clarinet
Part 3: clarinet, F horn, or alto saxophone
Part 4: clarinet or tenor saxophone
Part 5: bass clarinet, bassoon, or baritone saxophone
Deck the Hall is a traditional Christmas and New Years' carol. The “fa-la-la” refrains were probably originally played on the harp. The tune is Welsh in origin and dates back to the sixteenth century, where it came from a winter carol, Nos Galan.
There are various versions of the lyrics and even two versions of the title “Deck the Hall” and “Deck the Halls”. The most popular version of the lyrics were written by a Welsh American and speak of decorating the house for the festive season, reflecting on the ending of one year and looking forward to the next.