Silent Night Orchestra Versions

There are 3 versions of the orchestration to Puts Silent Night

 

FULL VERSION (the original version)

3 flutes (2, 3 doubling piccolo)
2 oboes
English horn in F
3 clarinets in B-flat (all doubling clarinet in A; 2. doubling E-flat clarinet, 3. doubling bass clarinet in B-flat)
2 bassoons
contrabassoon

4 horns in F
3 trumpets in C
2 trombones,
bass trombone
tuba

timpani
3 percussion

piano doubling celesta (may be performed on a single keyboard)
harp

harmonica
bagpipes
onstage string quartet

strings

REDUCED VERSION

2 flutes (both doubling piccolo)
2 oboes (2nd doubling english horn)
2 clarinets in B-flat (both doubling clarinet in A; 2nd doubling E-flat clarinet, and bass clarinet)
2 bassoons (2nd doubling contrabassoon)

4 horns in F
3 trumpets in C
2 trombones,
bass trombone

timpani
3 percussion

piano doubling celesta (may be performed on a single keyboard)
harp

harmonica
bagpipes
onstage string quartet

strings

CHAMBER VERSION

2 flutes (both doubling piccolo)
oboe (doubling english horn)
2 clarinets in B-flat (both doubling clarinet in A; 2nd doubling E-flat clarinet, and bass clarinet)
bassoon

2 horns in F
2 trumpets in C
trombone
bass trombone

timpani
2 percussion

piano doubling celesta (may be performed on a single keyboard)
harp

harmonica
bagpipes
onstage string quartet

strings