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Jule Styne/Sammy Cahn

Let It Snow!

arranged for vibraphone and marimba duo by Brian Blume

LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! Words by SAMMY CAHN Music by JULE STYNE © 1945 (Renewed) PRODUCERS MUSIC PUBL. CO., INC. and CAHN MUSIC CO. This arrangement © 2014 PRODUCERS MUSIC PUBL. CO., INC. and CAHN MUSIC CO. All Rights for PRODUCERS MUSIC PUBL. CO., INC. Administered by CHAPPELL & CO., INC. All Rights for CAHN MUSIC CO. Administered by IMAGEM SOUNDS.All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation and Alfred Music Publishing.

Notice of Liability: Any duplication, adaptation, or arrangement of this composition requires the written consent of the copyright owner. No part of this composition may be photocopied or reproduced in any way without permission. Unauthorized uses are an infringement of the U.S. Copyright Act and are punishable by law.

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Notes One of the best-selling songs of all time, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! was written in 1945 in Hollywood, California during one of the hottest days on record. Thanks to its seasonal lyrics and cheery, holiday feel, it’s commonly regarded as a Christmas song, but really, it’s a love song that never mentions Christmas. This arrangement for marimba and vibraphone conjures the sounds and atmosphere of snow falling, from which the melody emerges. I imagine a cold, snowy evening outside a cozy home filled with the light of the fireplace. As the third verse comes around, we take a peek inside the window, experiencing the warmth of the fire for a moment. But as the song says, the fire slowly dies away for the evening, and we wander on into the wintry night.

Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we’ve no place to go Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! It doesn’t show signs of stopping And I’ve bought some corn for popping The lights are turned way down low Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! When we finally kiss goodnight How I’ll hate going out in the storm! But if you’ll really hold me tight All the way home I’ll be warm The fire is slowly dying And, my dear, we’re still goodbying But as long as you love me so Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!

More Purchase Brian Blume’s holiday album, Let It Snow for a recording of this arrangement. Available from www.brianblumemusic.com. For more holiday mallet percussion arrangements, see the compilations Winterludes (for solo marimba) and Winterludes for Two (for vibraphone and marimba duet) – also available from Tapspace.


Level: Med-Advanced Approx. playing time: 4’00”

Let It Snow!

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Music by Jule Styne Words by Sammy Cahn arr. Brian Blume

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LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! LET IT SNOW! Words by SAMMY CAHN Music by JULE STYNE © 1945 (Renewed) PRODUCERS MUSIC PUBL. CO., INC. and CAHN MUSIC CO. This arrangement © 2014 PRODUCERS MUSIC PUBL. CO., INC. and CAHN MUSIC CO. All Rights for PRODUCERS MUSIC PUBL. CO., INC. Administered by CHAPPELL & CO., INC. All Rights for CAHN MUSIC CO. Administered by IMAGEM SOUNDS.All Rights Reserved. Used by Permission. Reprinted by Permission of Hal Leonard Corporation and Alfred Music Publishing.

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Let It Snow! – arr. Blume

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