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Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Music by John Lennon

Originally Performed by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" is a traditional song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. The lyrics are set to the traditional English ballad "Skewball". It was the seventh single release by Lennon outside of his work with the Beatles. The song reached number 4 in the UK, where its release was delayed until November 1972, and has periodically reemerged on the UK Singles Chart, most notably after Lennon's death in 1980, at which point it peaked at number 2. Also a protest song against the Vietnam War, "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" has since become a Christmas standard, frequently covered by other artists, appearing on compilation albums of seasonal music, and named in polls as a holiday favourite.

    Release Date: 1971


Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun. The timeless music and lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ring with nostalgia and continue to be a part of our American musical tapestry every year since it was first released in 1971. Beautifully and simply set here for 2-part and SAB voices, the natural partner song sings of Christmas, the New Year, hope, love and certainly peace.


Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun. The timeless music and lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ring with nostalgia and continue to be a part of our American musical tapestry every year since it was first released in 1971. Beautifully and simply set here for 2-part and SAB voices, the natural partner song sings of Christmas, the New Year, hope, love and certainly peace.



Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Mark De-Lisser : Sing Out! Christmas : 3-Part Mixed : Songbook & Audio Download : 9781783056835 : 14043535

Mark De-Lisser : Sing Out! Christmas

This book contains choral versions of five festive songs. The arrangements are by vocal coach and arranger Mark De-Lister, as performed by his ACM Gospel Choir. These crowd-pleasing songs have been selected for their uplifting lyrics and overall heart-warming feel making them a joy to sing. Arranged for SAT choir with the occasional solo part, this pack includes a download card with access to performance backing tracks, full demonstrations and individual rehearsal tracks for each vocal part. helpful hints for performing each piece are also included in the book, giving you everything you need to learn these wonderful songs.

Songlist: Happy Xmas (War Is Over), O Come All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, Silent Night, Winter Wonderland

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Voicing: 3-Part Mixed | 4208b | Songbook & Audio Download | $17.95


Various Arrangers : Modern Christmas Songs for Female Voices Vol 1 : SSA : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Modern Christmas Songs for Female Voices Vol 1

Here's a collection of pop Christmas songs that have been big hits for modern popular singers. It's a Christmas song for the selfie generation! "Text Me Merry Christmas" - The vocal group Straight No Chaser teams up with actor/singer Kristen Bell for this cute number that will make a great comedy selection for your holiday programming. Feature a guy and a girl duet and your audience will LOL! "One Child" - The majesty and joy of Christmas resound in this inspirational work recorded by Mariah Carey on her Merry Christmas II You album. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" - John Lennon's contemporary Christmas single was covered by Celine Dion on her phenomonally successful Christmas album. A great feel-good anthem for holiday programs! "Breath of Heaven" - The miracle of Christmas is expressively portrayed through the peaceful, reflective atmosphere of this lovely song recorded by Amy Grant. "On This Winter's Night" - You'll dream the winter night away with this mega holiday hit from Lady Antebellum! Set in a 60s-style 12/8, the pop harmonies and rhythms evoke an earlier era of slow dancing, mistletoe and walking hand in hand in the snow.

Songlist: On This Winter's Night, Underneath the Tree, Text Me Merry Christmas, Breath of Heaven, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), One Child

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Voicing: SSA | 2934b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Modern Christmas Songs for SAB Vol 1 : SAB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Modern Christmas Songs for SAB Vol 1

Here's a collection of pop Christmas songs that have been big hits for modern popular singers. It's a Christmas song for the selfie generation! "Text Me Merry Christmas" - The vocal group Straight No Chaser teams up with actor/singer Kristen Bell for this cute number that will make a great comedy selection for your holiday programming. Feature a guy and a girl duet and your audience will LOL! "One Child" - The majesty and joy of Christmas resound in this inspirational work recorded by Mariah Carey on her Merry Christmas II You album. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" - John Lennon's contemporary Christmas single was covered by Celine Dion on her phenomonally successful Christmas album. A great feel-good anthem for holiday programs! "Breath of Heaven" - The miracle of Christmas is expressively portrayed through the peaceful, reflective atmosphere of this lovely song recorded by Amy Grant. "On This Winter's Night" - You'll dream the winter night away with this mega holiday hit from Lady Antebellum! Set in a 60s-style 12/8, the pop harmonies and rhythms evoke an earlier era of slow dancing, mistletoe and walking hand in hand in the snow.

Songlist: On This Winter's Night, Underneath the Tree, Text Me Merry Christmas, Breath of Heaven, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), One Child

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Voicing: SAB | 2935b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | With Piano


Various Arrangers : Modern Christmas Songs for Mixed Voices Vol 1 : SATB : Sheet Music

Various Arrangers : Modern Christmas Songs for Mixed Voices Vol 1

Here's a collection of pop Christmas songs that have been big hits for modern popular singers. It's a Christmas song for the selfie generation! "Text Me Merry Christmas" - The vocal group Straight No Chaser teams up with actor/singer Kristen Bell for this cute number that will make a great comedy selection for your holiday programming. Feature a guy and a girl duet and your audience will LOL! "One Child" - The majesty and joy of Christmas resound in this inspirational work recorded by Mariah Carey on her Merry Christmas II You album. "Happy Xmas (War Is Over)" - John Lennon's contemporary Christmas single was covered by Celine Dion on her phenomonally successful Christmas album. A great feel-good anthem for holiday programs! "Breath of Heaven" - The miracle of Christmas is expressively portrayed through the peaceful, reflective atmosphere of this lovely song recorded by Amy Grant. "On This Winter's Night" - You'll dream the winter night away with this mega holiday hit from Lady Antebellum! Set in a 60s-style 12/8, the pop harmonies and rhythms evoke an earlier era of slow dancing, mistletoe and walking hand in hand in the snow.

Songlist: On This Winter's Night, Underneath the Tree, Text Me Merry Christmas, Breath of Heaven, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Oh Santa!

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Voicing: SATB | 2936b | Sheet Music | $11.95 | With Piano


John Lennon : The Solo Years : Solo : 01 Songbook : 073999314182 : 0881882496 : 00307290

John Lennon : The Solo Years

An anthology of his music during the years after the break-up of the Beatles. Includes 43 songs and features all of Double Fantasy. Many black and white photos.

Songlist: Love, Power To The People, Mother, God, Remember, Imagine, The Ballad Of John And Yoko, Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy), Beautiful Boys, Woman, Oh My Love, Look At Me, Clean Up Time, Cold Turkey, Crippled Inside, Dear Yoko, Isolation, Every Man Has Woman Loves Him, Gimme Some Truth, Give Me Something, Give Peace A Chance, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), How?, How Do You Sleep, I Don't Wanna Be A Soldier, I Found Out, I'm Losing You, I'm Moving On (J Lennon), Instant Karma, It's So Hard, and more

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Voicing: Solo | Performed by John Lennon | 20343b | Songbook | $17.95 | PVG


Original Keys for Singers : Men of Christmas : Solo : Songbook : 884088587383 : 1458410196 : 00312241

Original Keys for Singers : Men of Christmas

Titles in the Original Keys for Singers series are designed for vocalists looking for authentic transcriptions from their favorite artists. The books transcribe famous vocal performances exactly as recorded and provide piano accompaniment parts so that you can perform or practice exactly as your favorite artists sang them! Here are timeless versions of 25 Christmas classics as performed by the men who made them famous. Includes: Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley) - The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (Nat King Cole) - Happy Xmas (War Is Over) (John Lennon) - A Holly Jolly Christmas (Burl Ives) - It's Beginning to Look like Christmas (Perry Como) - White Christmas (Bing Crosby) - and more.

Songlist: Caroling, Caroling, This Christmas, Silver Bells, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, Blue Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, Christmas Time Is Here, Christmas Is A-Comin' (May God Bless You), A Christmas Love Song, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire), The Christmas Waltz, Do You Hear What I Hear, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane), A Holly Jolly Christmas, (There's No Place Like) Home For The Holidays, I'll Be Home For Christmas, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, A Marshmallow World, Mistletoe And Holly, My Favorite Things, Grown-Up Christmas List, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, White Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 8420b | Songbook | $19.99 | Voice and Piano


Sing With The Choir : Christmas Time Is Here : Solo : Songbook & CD : 00333012

Sing With The Choir : Christmas Time Is Here

Pick your part and sing along with a professionally recorded choir! This collection of holiday hits features a 4-part mixed voice arrangement and full-performance recordings on the accompanying CD.

Songlist: Blue Christmas, Christmas Time Is Here, Feliz Navidad, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), I'll Be Home For Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, We Need A Little Christmas, Wonderful Christmastime

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Voicing: Solo | 8908b | Songbook & CD | $14.95


Various : Ladies of Christmas - Original Keys for Singers : Solo : Songbook : 884088584320 : 1458408272 : 00312192

Various : Ladies of Christmas - Original Keys for Singers

Titles in the Original Keys for Singers series are designed for vocalists looking for authentic transcriptions from their favorite artists. The books transcribe famous vocal performances exactly as recorded and provide piano accompaniment parts so that you can perform or practice exactly as your favorite artists sang them! This volume features more than two dozen holiday hits as sung by famous female crooners.

Songlist: Caroling, Caroling, The Christmas Song , Christmas Time Is Here, Do You Hear What I Hear, Feliz Navidad, Grown-Up Christmas List, Hallelujah, Happy Holiday, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Hard Candy Christmas, Here Comes Santa Claus, A Holly Jolly Christmas, I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, I Wonder As I Wander, I'll Be Home For Christmas, It's Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, Merry Christmas, Darling, My Favorite Things, Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree, Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, Santa Baby, Santa Claus Is Comin' To Town, Silver Bells, The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year, There Is No Christmas Like A Home Christmas, White Christmas

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Voicing: Solo | 7447b | Songbook | $19.95 | Voice and Piano


Crouch End Festival Chorus : Christmas Choral Classics : 00  1 CD : David Temple : 6026

Crouch End Festival Chorus : Christmas Choral Classics

Twenty one favorite Christmas Carols and songs performed by the world renown Crouch End Festival Chorus (conductor - David Temple) will brighten anybody's Holiday season. Two of the most respected musical institutions bring together arrangements and orchestrations by Paul Bateman and Jeremy Marchant -harmonized by Charles Wood, David Wilcocks and Simon Fricker with brilliant editing - featuring Dolby Surround Sound and HDCD mastering for the connoisseurs listening pleasure. Entire album is a stand out with Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas", a Martin & Blaine tune that Judy Garland sang in "Meet Me in St. Louis", has become an every year classic - "Gaudete", a traditional carol blends eternal happiness, keeping with the season - "Ding Dong Merrily On High", listen as the chorus receive a wonderful workout and they love it - "Mary's Boy Child", the big Harry Belafonte hit that always reminds us why we celebrate Christmas - "Happy Xmas (War is Over)", the Lennon/Ono tune will tell you like it is - but a favorite and highlight is track eleven "Walking In The Air (from The Snowman), composed for an animated short film with a beautiful and very hauntingly mesmerizing theme.

Songlist: Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World, Gaudete, I Beleive in Father Christmas, Do You Hear What I Hear?, The First Nowell, Ding Dong Merrily On High, Walking in the Air, The Twelve Days of Christmas, God Rest Ye Merrry Gentlemen, The Little Drummer Boy, White Christmas, O Come All Ye Faithful, Mary's Boy Child, Jingle Bells, Silent Night, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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8688c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Accompanied


Mighty Echoes : Doo Wop Around The Christmas Tree : 00  1 CD

Mighty Echoes : Doo Wop Around The Christmas Tree

One of our longtime favorite Doo-Wop a cappella male quartets, the Echoes apply their "simple and profound" sound, as "Two a Half Men" writer Eddie Gorodefsky describes it, to 11 Christmas chestnuts: "Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas," "The "Christmas Song," "Winter Wonderland," "White Christmas," the plaintive "What Are You Doing New Year's Eve," "Christmas In New Orleans," "Blue Christmas," "O Holy Night," and finishing with John Lennon/ Yoko Ono's "Happy Xmas {War is Over)." It adds up to a yummy, rich, deep-bass, vocal Christmas pudding to enjoy again and again!

Songlist: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Song, Winter Wonderland, Santa Claus Is Coming To Town, White Christmas, What Are You Doing New Year's Eve, Christmas In New Orleans, Blue Christmas, Christmas (Baby Please Come Home), O Holy Night, Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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8211c | 1 CD | $14.98 | A Cappella


Naturally 7 : Christmas A Love Story : 00  1 CD

Naturally 7 : Christmas A Love Story

In 1999 Naturally Seven had been singing together as a group only a short time when they won the NYC Harmony Sweeps Regionals, then stunned the a cappella world by winning the National Finals in San Rafael. They were quickly signed by PAC Records to record their excellent debut CD, "Non-Fiction." Touring extensively in the US, they went on to create big followings in Japan, Switzerland, Austria and particularly Germany, while recording 4 more CDs, one of them "Christmas...It's a Love Story." 28 songs, featuring Nat 7's trademark complex, butter-smooth Gospel harmonies - some favorites: the wonderful originals "What Day Is It?," "Love Story," "No Christmas Without You," "In Your Eyes (Baby Girl)," "Can I Play My Song" and "If the Lord Allows;" and the traditional carols "Hark, The Herald Angels Sing," "What Child Is This?," "Little Drummer Boy" and "Silent Night." Also nice are "Rejoice," "Beethoven's Pastoral Symphony 5th Movement (The Shepherd's Song)," "Pachelbel's Canon in D," "Stille Nacht" (German), "Kiyoshi Kono Yoru," (Japanese) "Nuit de Paix," (French) and "Noche de Paz" (Spanish) and "That Thing/We Wish You A Merry Christmas." These seven young men have produced an amazing body of work, and one of the best Holiday CDs of the year!

Songlist: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Love Story, Hark, The Herald Angels Sing, What Child Is This? (Greensleeves), No Christmas Without You, In Your Eyes (Baby Girl), O Little Town Of Bethlehem, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, We Three Kings, Silent Night, Kiyoshi Kono Yoru , Nuit de Paix , Noche de Paz , O Holy Night, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Two Friends, White Christmas, Joy To The World

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2869c | 1 CD | $12.95 | A Cappella


Six Appeal : Ugly Sweater Party : 00  1 CD

Six Appeal : Ugly Sweater Party

Six Appeal is a world class vocal ensemble infused with impeccable comedic timing and the energy and vitality of a rock band. Swearing off instruments, the award-winning vocal band Six Appeal takes you on a journey that spans decades of music, performing classic oldies, current chart toppers, and catchy original tunes -completely a cappella. "Ugly Sweater Party" is Six Appeal's first holiday album. Cozy up by the fireside, throw on some headphones, and put on your favorite ugly sweater as Six Appeal gets you in to the holiday mood

Songlist: All I Want For Christmas Is You, This Christmas, Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Interlude: Missed Call, Back Home (For Christmas), The Christmas Song, Little Drummer Boys, Santa Marmalade, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Christmas Fantasia

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43127c | 1 CD | $12.95


Swingle Singers : Unwrapped : 00  1 CD : 107

Swingle Singers : Unwrapped

The Swingle Singers are comfortable in many musical genres, particularly jazz and salsa, and "Unwrapped," their second holiday album, showcases this versatility. The free-flowing, almost scattish jazz interpretation of classical music that first made them famous is evident on Corelli's "Christmas Concerto," while Darke's "In the Bleak Midwinter" is more traditional a cappella. Different, but equally powerful interpretations are given to classic Christmas songs and carols: a sexy "Santa Baby," "Let it Snow," a slow, jazzy "Away In A Manger" and John Lennon's "Happy Christmas (War is Over)." Other beloved tunes, "Christmas Song," "River," "Walking in the Air," "Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!" "O Tannenbaum," "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree," "Carol of the Drum," "Amazing Grace," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Last Christmas," and "Hotaru no Hikari" are like reaching into our stocking and finding more and more cool presents. A gift to yourself or loved ones should be "Unwrapped!"

Songlist: Concerto Grosso Op. 6 No. 8, In the Bleak Midwinter, Christmas Song, River, Walking in the Air, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!, O Tannenbaum, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Santa Baby, Away in a Manger, Carol of the Drum, Amazing Grace, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Last Christmas, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Hotaru no Hikari

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4540c | 1 CD | $15.98 | A Cappella


Vienna Boys' Choir : The Christmas Album : 00  1 CD : EMC57673.2

Vienna Boys' Choir : The Christmas Album

The Vienna Boys Choir is world reknowned and with good reason. This fine combination of traditional and modern Christmas selections, is one of the best Christmas albums by the Choir. Many pieces are well known standards, and have been rewritten in ways that keep the music fresh, interesting and new!

Songlist: Sleigh Ride/Troika, Mary's Boy Child, Happy Xmas (War Is Over), Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, The Christmas Song (chestnuts roasting), Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Ukraine Bell Carol, Wexford Carol, Suo-Gan, O Holy Night, White Christmas, Winter Wonderland, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!, Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Little Drummer Boy/Peace on Earth, Wonderful Christmas Time, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Coventry Carol, Away in a Manger

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8988c | 1 CD | $15.95 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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Happy Xmas (War Is Over) : SATB : Mark Brymer : John Lennon : Celine Dion :  1 CD : 08741973 : 073999419733

Mark Brymer : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

John Lennon's contemporary Christmas single was covered by Celine Dion on her phenomonally successful Christmas album. A great feel-good anthem for holiday programs! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: John Lennon Performed By: Celine Dion

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Voicing: SATB | Sheet Music | $1.95 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08741973 | Showtrax CD Available


Happy Xmas (War Is Over) : SAB : Mark Brymer : John Lennon : Celine Dion : Sheet Music : 08741974 : 073999419740

Mark Brymer : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

John Lennon's contemporary Christmas single was covered by Celine Dion on her phenomonally successful Christmas album. A great feel-good anthem for holiday programs! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: John Lennon Performed By: Celine Dion

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.35 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08741974 | Showtrax CD Available


Happy Xmas (War Is Over) : SSA : Mark Brymer : John Lennon : Celine Dion : Sheet Music : 08741975 : 073999419757

Mark Brymer : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

John Lennon's contemporary Christmas single was covered by Celine Dion on her phenomonally successful Christmas album. A great feel-good anthem for holiday programs! Available: SATB, SAB, SSA, ShowTrax CD. Performance Time: Approx. 4:00.

Arranger: Mark Brymer | Composer: John Lennon Performed By: Celine Dion

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.25 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08741975 | Showtrax CD Available


Happy Xmas (War Is Over) : SAB : Jill Gallina : Yoko Ono : John Lennon : Sheet Music : 35030833 : 888680604974 : 1495058247

Jill Gallina : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun. The timeless music and lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ring with nostalgia and continue to be a part of our American musical tapestry every year since it was first released in 1971. Beautifully and simply set here for 2-part and SAB voices, the natural partner song sings of Christmas, the New Year, hope, love and certainly peace.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: Yoko Ono Performed By: John Lennon

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030833 | Showtrax CD Available


Happy Xmas (War Is Over) : 2-Part : Jill Gallina : Yoko Ono : John Lennon : Sheet Music : 35030834 : 888680604981 : 1495058255

Jill Gallina : Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

So this is Christmas, and what have you done? Another year over, a new one just begun. The timeless music and lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono ring with nostalgia and continue to be a part of our American musical tapestry every year since it was first released in 1971. Beautifully and simply set here for 2-part and SAB voices, the natural partner song sings of Christmas, the New Year, hope, love and certainly peace.

Arranger: Jill Gallina | Composer: Yoko Ono Performed By: John Lennon

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 35030834 | Showtrax CD Available

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