Carolers’ Favorites


Originally published in 1953, expanded in 1962, and updated in 1994, this 2006 edition of Carolers’ Favorites has been revised and expanded to continue the musical support for seasonal worship and fund-raising opportunities for Salvation Army bands and ensembles.

Individual spiral-bound books may be purchased to accommodate any ensemble.  The instrumental books measure 7″ W x 5″ H and are suitable for outdoor use with lyres.  The vocal book is 7″ W x 10″ H.



Contents (* = Instrumental only)

A Christmas Carol
Ah, Bleak and Chill the Wintry Wind
Alegría! Alegría! Alegría!
Angels from the Realms
Angels We Have Heard on High
As With Gladness
Away in a Manger

Blue Christmas
Bring Your Torches
Buona Natale

Calypso Noel
Caroling, Caroling
Carol of the Bells
Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire (The Christmas Song)
Christians, Awake!
Christ is Born
Christmas Echo Hymn
Christmas Is Here Again
Christmas Time is Here
Christ was Born on Christmas Day
Come, All Ye Shepherds
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
Come, Ye Thankful People, Come
Coventry Carol
Cradled All Lowly
Cradle Song

Dance of the Mirlitons *
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong! Merrily On High
¿Dónde está Santa Claus?
Do You Hear What I Hear?

Feliz Navidad
Forest Green
For Unto Us a Child is Born *
From a Distant Home
Frosty the Snowman
Fum, Fum, Fum

Gesù Bambino
Give Thanks
God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men, Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Go, Tell It On the Mountains
Go Where I Send Thee

[one_half_last]Happy Holiday
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
He is Born
Here Comes Santa Claus
Home for the Holidays
How Far Is It To Bethlehem?
Huron Carol

I Heard the Bells
I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus
I Saw Three Ships
I Wonder As I Wander
I’ll be Home for Christmas
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas
It’s the Most Wonderful Time

Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring *
Jingle-Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
Joy to the World!

Let it Snow!
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

March from the “Nutcracker” *
March of the Three Kings
March of the Toys *
Mary Had a Baby
Mary’s Boy Child
Masters in this Hall
Merry Christmas, Darling

Normandy Carol
Now Thank We All Our God

O Christmas Tree
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, Immanuel
O Come, Little Children
O Come to My Heart, Lord Jesus
O Holy Night
O Little Town
Oh, How Joyfully
Once in Royal David?s City
On This Day Earth Shall Ring
Over the River

Polish Carol

Rise Up, Shepherd
Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Sans Day Carol
Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town
See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Shepherds Rise
Shepherds Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep
Silent Night
Silver Bells
Sing to Jesus
Sleep, Holy Babe!
Sleigh Ride *
Some Children See Him
Somewhere in My Memory
Still, Still, Still
Sussex Carol

The Chipmunk Song
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
The Christmas Waltz
The First Noel
The Holly and the Ivy
The Little Drummer Boy
The Shepherd’s Farewell
The Star Carol
The Star in the East
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Virgin Mary
There’s a Song in the Air
Trepak *

Up on the Housetop

Waltz of the Flowers *
Wassail Song
We Gather Together
We Need a Little Christmas
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
We Wish You the Merriest
What Child is This?
When Christmas Morning Brightens
While Shepherds Watched
Who is He in Yonder Stall?
Winds Through the Olive Trees
Winter Wonderland

You’re a Mean One, Mr. Grinch


Adapting Carolers’ Favorites for concert band or orchestra
Carolers Favorites Part
Piccolo, Flute, Oboe
English Horn
Eb Soprano Clarinet
1st, 2nd or 3rd Bb Clarinets
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Eb Contra-Alto Clarinet
Bb Contra-Bass Clarinet
1st, 2nd or 3rd Eb Alto Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
1st, 2nd, or 3rd Bb Trumpet
F Horn
Eb Horn
Bb Trombone, Bb Baritone
Bb Euphonium
Eb Tuba
Bb Tuba
String/Electric Bass
Part 1 C
Part 3, 4 or 5 C (BC)
Part 2 F
Part 1 Eb
Part 1 or 2 Bb
Part 3 Eb
Part 4 Bb
Part 4 Eb
Part 4 Bb
Part 2 Eb
Part 3 Bb
Part 4 Eb
Part 1 or 2 Bb
Part 2 or 3 F
Part 2 or 3 Eb
Part 3, 4 or 5 Bb or C (BC)
Part 5 (or 3 or 4) Bb or C (BC)
Part 4 Eb
Part 4 Bb
Part 1 or 2 C
Part 3 C (Alto Clef)
Part 4 or 5 C (BC)
Part 4 C (BC)
Vocal Book

Additional information

Dimensions 7 × 5 × 0.25 in