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Pat-a-Pan

Music by Bernard de La Monnoye

"Patapan" (or "Pat-a-pan") is a French Christmas carol in Burgundian dialect, later adapted into English. It was written by Bernard de La Monnoye (1641–1728) and first published in Noël bourguignons in 1720. Its original title is "Guillô, Pran Ton Tamborin" ("Willie, Bring Your Little Drum" or "Willie, Take Your Little Drum"). The carol revolves around the birth of Jesus Christ, and is told from the perspective of shepherds playing simple instruments—flutes and drums—the onomatopoeic sound of which gives the song its name; "patapan" is meant to mimic the sound of the drum, and an accompanying lyric, "tu-re-lu-re-lu," the flute. This is similar conceptually to the carol "The Little Drummer Boy", with its chorus of "pa-rum-pa-pum-pum."

    Release Date: 1720


Songbooks, Arrangements and/or Media

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Deke Sharon : A Cappella Christmas : SATB : 01 Songbook : 073999416510 : 0793595274 : 08741651

Deke Sharon : A Cappella Christmas

As part of the tradition established by the fine CASA songbooks, these nineteen familiar carols are arranged for the beginning group. Easy to use and read (though without the performance notes or instructions for transcription of the other CASA volumes), this songbook will have everyone singing with relative ease.

Songlist: Angels We Have Heard On High, Carol of the Bells, Deck The Hall, Ding Dong! Merrily On High , Good King Wencesla, Here We Come A Caroling, The Holly And The Ivy, Jingle Bells (Original Version), Jolly Old Saint Nicholas , Joy To The World , Merry Christmas! Happy New Year! , Now Is The Month Of Christmas , O Christmas Tree, O Holy Night, Pat-a-pan, Silent Night , The Sleigh, Up On The Housetop , We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SATB | 1144b | Songbook | $9.95 | A Cappella


Derric Johnson : Christmas in Velvet Charts : SATB divisi : Sheet Music : Derric Johnson

Derric Johnson : Christmas in Velvet Charts

Quite probably the busiest performing a cappella group in the country The Voices of Liberty are also one of the longest running professional a cappella groups as they perform several sets each and every day at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The group follows in an even longing-running tradition of Regeneration, as both are almost the same as they were both directed by, and perform almost exclusively the arrangements of, the great Derric Johnson. The sheet music we've all been waiting for, finally some of Derric Johnson's finest Christmas arrangements have been printed for us to sing! Included are 3 Volumes of 4 songs each from the namesake recordings.

Songlist: A Cappella Christmas Vol. 1, Away in a Manger, Gesu Bambino, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, O Holy Night, A Cappella Christmas Vol. 2, Deck the Halls, Go Where I Send Thee, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, A Cappella Christmas Vol. 3, Christmas In The Air, French Chorale of Praise, Pat-a-Pan, We Wish You A Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SATB divisi | 9598b | Sheet Music | $7.95 | A Cappella


Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : Fred Waring Christmas Songbook : SATB : 01 Songbook : Fred Waring : 747510029229 : 35007296

Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians : Fred Waring Christmas Songbook

This excellent Christmas carol collection supplements Hawley Ades' best-selling general collection, the Fred Waring Songbook. Hawley Ades, long regarded as one of America's most skillful arrangers of music for singing, has been associated with the Fred Waring organization since 1937. This long and fruitful relationship is reflected in the imaginative treatment of the music in this book and in the many other published settings by Mr. Ades. Over 30 a cappella carols for either SATB, SSA and TTBB.

Songlist: Angels From The Realms Of Glory, As Lately We Watched, Bring A Torch, Jeannette Isabella, Christ Was Born On Christmas Day, The First Noel, Friendly Beasts, Fum, Fum, Fum, Glad Christmas Bells, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas, Here We Come A-Caroling, Holly And The Ivy, I heard The Bells on Christmas Day, I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, Joy To The World, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, Lully, Lulla, Thou Little Tiny Child, March Of The Kings, Masters In This Hall, O Christmas Tree, O Come Little Children, O Come, O Come, Little emmanuel, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Pat-a-Pan, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Shepards Shake Off Your Drowsy Sleep, Sing We Now Of Christmas, Snow Lay On The Ground, and more

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Voicing: SATB | Performed by Fred Waring | 9109b | Songbook | $5.95


Karl Jenkins : Joy to the World : SATB : 01 Songbook : 884088578046 : 0851626173 : 48020972

Karl Jenkins : Joy to the World

A choral sequence of nine traditional Christmas carols from the US, England, Germany, France, Spain, and the Caribbean in fresh and vibrant arrangements. The scoring is for mixed chorus with an optional second chorus suitable for children's voices, and trumpet, keyboards, percussion and string orchestra.

Songlist: In dulci jubilo, Go, Tell it on the Mountain, Silent Night, O Jesus So Sweet, Pat-a-pan, Son of Maria, The First Nowell, The Virgin Mary had a Baby Boy, We Wish You a Merry Christmas

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Voicing: SATB | 4289b | Songbook | $22.95 | A Cappella


Sally K. Albrecht : Holiday Partners : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : Sally K. Albrecht : 038081398655  : 00-35669

Sally K. Albrecht : Holiday Partners

Before you know it, the holiday season is upon you and it's time to perform! Never fear, Holiday Partners is here! This collection features new and favorite partner songs and easy beginning 2-part arrangements to cover every one of your seasonal celebrations. Sing one, sing two, sing a few!

Songlist: Auld Lang Syne, Deck the Hall and Decorate, Dreidel, Dreidel, Follow That Wondrous Star, Go, Tell It on the Mountain, Jingle All the Way, Lullaby on a Silent Night, Over the River, Pat-A-Pan, Peace I Leave with You

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Voicing: 2-Part | 9681b | Songbook | $29.95


Various Arrangers : Five Carols for Children : 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 038081340357  : 00-31267

Various Arrangers : Five Carols for Children

The Alfred Top Pop collections feature outstanding arrangements of songs from the popular music genre. These publications provide exciting contemporary, and educationally-sound arrangements for singers of all ages, from elementary through high school, to college and adult choirs.

Songlist: Deck the Hall for All, Jingle Bell Dash, O Come, Little Children, Pat-A-Pan, St. Nick at Night

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Voicing: 2-Part | 7289b | Songbook | $6.95


Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols : Unison / 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 073999446319 : 0828903786 : WB516

Walter Ehret : The International Book of Christmas Carols

164 easy arrangements with chords of carols from around the world, complete with lyrics in the original language as well as English. This special collection also includes historical background information on the observance of Christmas through the years and notes about specific carols to give added understanding. Songs are included from England, Italy, Latin America, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, and more.

Songlist: Christmas and Its Songs, ENGLISH CAROLS, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Good Christian Men, Rejoice, The Seven Joys of Mary, This Endris Night, Good King Wenceslas, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Coventry Carol, When Christ Was Born of Mary Free, The Holly and the Ivy, The Friendly Beasts, The First Nowell, Joy to the World, What Child is This? (Greensleeves), While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks, Gloucestershire wassail, The Boar's Head Carol, Wassail Song, The Twelve Days of Christmas, On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol), Blessed Be that Maid Marie, A Virgin Unspotted, Once in Royal David's City, Sleep, Holy Babe, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, As with Gladness Men of Old, Angels From the Realms of Glory, Masters in this Hall, I Saw Three Ships, and more

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Voicing: Unison / 2-Part | 9612b | Songbook | $24.95 | Some a cappella


Walter Ehret  : Christmas Carols of France : Unison / 2-Part : 01 Songbook : 073999179491 : WB517

Walter Ehret : Christmas Carols of France

A collection of French Christmas carols for unison or 2-part voices with French and English texts.

Songlist: We Sing in Celebration, He is Born, the Holy Child, Angels O'er the Fields Were Singing, O Come Away, Ye Shepherds, The Sleep of the Infant Jesus, What is This Perfume So Appealing?, Neighbor, What Has You So Excited?, O Holy Night, Pat-a-Pan, Ballad of Jesus Christ, Although You Still are Weak and Helpless, Christmas Comes Anew, Sleep, Little Dove, Shepherd, Shake off Your Drowsy Sleep, Whence Comes This Rush of Wings Afar?, March of the Kings, Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Touro-Louro-Louro, Whence Art Thou, My Maiden?

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Voicing: Unison / 2-Part | 9613b | Songbook | $6.95 | Some a cappella


Individual Folios

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Pat-a-pan : SSAA : David Conte : David Conte : Songbook : 8168

David Conte : Pat-a-pan

This carol concerns the birth of Jesus Christ, and is told from the perspective of shepherds playing simple instruments- flutes and drums- the onomatopoetic sound of which gives the song its name. "Pat-a-pan" is meant to mimic the sound of the drum, and an accompanying lyric, "tu-re-lu-re-lu," the flute.

Composer: David Conte

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Voicing: SSAA | Sheet Music | $2.35 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 8168


Pat-a-Pan : SAB : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 00322558 : 888680974916 : 1540069265

Greg Gilpin : Pat-a-Pan

Accompanied by a light, rhythmic drum and melodic flute, the otherwise unaccompanied voices playfully sing the happy text. This traditional Burgundian carol is a favorite for Christmas and holidays and will certainly shine in performances.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00322558


Pat-a-Pan : SSA : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 00322561 : 888680974923 : 1540069273

Greg Gilpin : Pat-a-Pan

Accompanied by a light, rhythmic drum and melodic flute, the otherwise unaccompanied voices playfully sing the happy text. This traditional Burgundian carol is a favorite for Christmas and holidays and will certainly shine in performances.

Arranger: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: SSA | Sheet Music | $2.10 |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 00322561


Pat-a-Pan : SAB : Cristi Cary Miller : Sheet Music : 08750107 : 884088365868 : 1617807931

Cristi Cary Miller : Pat-a-Pan

This popular French carol dances with energy and joy in this accessible setting! Voices dart in and out to create a delightful musical tapestry, all above the steady accompaniment with piano and hand drum. Fresh and fun! Available separately: 3-Part Mixed, VoiceTrax CD. Duration: ca. 1:45.

Arranger: Cristi Cary Miller | Country: France

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Voicing: SAB | Sheet Music | $1.90 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 08750107 | Voicetrax CD Available


Pat-a-pan : 2-Part : Greg Gilpin : Greg Gilpin : Sheet Music : 15-1703H : 000308062892

Greg Gilpin : Pat-a-pan

A fresh, tasty new setting of the traditional Burgundian carol, which features spoken chants of 'pat-a-pan" woven throughout, lending a crisp, rhythmic feel. Very accessible, with extremely limited ranges in both parts, and the accompanying instruments (with NO piano) provide a unique color and texture to the sound of this holiday favorite.

Composer: Greg Gilpin

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Voicing: 2-Part | Sheet Music | $1.95 | A Cappella |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 15-1703H


Pat-a-Pan : Unison : Joan Whittemore : Sheet Music : 48005162 : 073999529524

Joan Whittemore : Pat-a-Pan

This popular French carol sparkles with energy and joy in this accessible arrangement for unison or 2-Part voices. With piano, flute and optional Orff instruments or percussion.

Arranger: Joan Whittemore | Country: France

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Voicing: Unison | Sheet Music | $2.50 | With Piano |
(Minimum order 4 copies)
| 48005162

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