Christmas Collection
18 Christmas Carols

The Christmas Collection is a practical, basic, utilitarian version of Christmas Carols - for anyone who has searched for Christmas music for a concert or function only to find arrangements that were too ”whatever” (difficult, simplified, clever, dull, jazzy, rocky, pop, long, short, weird, and on and on) and there was no music available for your particular ensemble.

Each Christmas Carol is presented “Urtext” rather than as an arrangement:  once through - a suggested  tempo (with metronome marking) but no introduction or markings (slurs, dynamics, breath marks, phrasing, etc.).  The choice of key has been decided for the easiest possible range (to F top of staff).  The Carols can be played in order because there is no repetition of tempo, meter or tonality.

1 - O Come, All Ye Faithful (4/4, Bb, Moderato, quarter = 112)
2 - The First Noel (3/4, Eb, Andante, quarter = 104)
3 - Good King Wenceslas (Cut time 2/2, Bb, Moderato, half = 96)    
4 - Angels We Have Heard On High (4/4, F, Andante, quarter = 104)
5 - Silent Night (3/4, Bb, Moderato, quarter = 96)
6 - God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (4/4,Fm,Allegro,quarter=180)    
7 - Away In A Manger (3/4, Bb, Moderato, quarter = 104)
8 - Deck The Hall (Cut time 2/2, F, Allegro, half = 88)
9 - We Three Kings Of Orient Are (3/4, Bb, Moderato, quarter = 112)
10 - Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (4/4, Ab, Andante, quarter = 96)
11 - It Came Upon A Midnight Clear (3/4,Bb,Moderato,quarter= 104)
12 - Jingle Bells (4/4, F, Allegro, quarter = 96)    
13 - We Wish You A Merry Christmas (3/4,Bb,Vivace,quarter =180)
14 - Joy To The World (4/4, Eb, Andante, quarter = 84)
15 - O Christmas Tree (3/4, F, Moderato, quarter = 88)    
16 - O Little Town Of Bethlehem (4/4,F Min, Andante, quarter = 96)
17 - What Child Is This? (3/4,G Min, Moderato, quarter = 104)
18 - As With Gladness Men Of Old (4/4, Bb, Andante, quarter = 88)


It is easy to create an instant arrangement, for example:
O Come,  All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles)
Introduction - start bar 17 (4 bars from the end); play entire piece 3 times (1st time medium, 2nd time quiet, last time loud, slowing last 2 bars)

These instructions can be conveyed in less than 10 seconds:
No. 1: start 4 from the end; play 3 times: mf, p, f; rit. last 2.

A variation of the above:  2nd time - 1st & 2nd switch parts (using 4 part) or use duet version.

Available as:

Solo Book (with SmartMusic accompaniment CD) - $9.95 each
Can be used as:
 -  a Solo with SmartMusic Accompaniment or with the Piano Book (and a real live pianist)
 - 1st Part (Melody) with any other instrument or version (Duet, Quartet or 4 Part)

see instrument list below

Duet Book (with Play-a-long Audio CD) $15.95 each
Can be used as:
- a Duet (compatible with any other Duet book)
- a Solo or Duet with the Audio CD Accompaniment
- a Solo or Duet with the Piano Book (and a real live pianist).   

see instrument list below

Piano Book (written as 4 parts) $15.95 each
The Piano book can be used as a Piano Solo or as accompaniment for any other book (Solo, Duet, Quartet or any ensemble using the 4 part versions)

Quartets (Score & Parts) $29.95 each
The Quartet versions have a Conductor’s Score and can be used with any other books (Solo, Duet, Quartet or any ensemble using the 4 part versions)

4 Part Versions ($5.95 each part)
The 4 parts versions can be used to create any ensemble from Full Concert Band or Orchestra to diverse “mixed” groups of Brass, Woodwinds and Strings.

Discounts are available when ordering more than 5 Parts

Alto Flute
English Horn
Eb Soprano Clarinet
Bb Clarinet
Eb Alto Clarinet
Bb Bass Clarinet
Bb Soprano Saxophone
Eb Alto Saxophone
C Melody Saxophone
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bb Bass Saxophone
Contra Bassoon

F Horn
Eb Horn
Bb Trumpet
Treble Clef Baritone
Bass Clef Baritone
Bass Trombone

(flat keys -compatible with wind instruments)
Double Bass

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