Title
Christmas Music for Flute in the European Tradition
Instrumentation
flute, CD
Editor
Allan Alexander
Publisher
ADG Productions
Grade
2-
Product Code
41A14CHRISTF

There are so many wonderful Christmas Carols for musicians to play. The problem for the instrumentalist lies with the fact that often the lyrics are a large part of the music. The melody is often lovely but fairly short and leaves us with having to either play a short piece or repeat the melody so often we are left playing a short melody over and over. Allan Alexander thought about this and the solution was to write introductions and variations to the pieces. A singer wouldn't sing the same lyrics every time through. That wouldn't make sense. It does makes sense to extend a piece with variations, keeping the feel of the piece but making it more interesting for both the player and the listener. Almost every piece in this collection has been expanded.

You will find the Christmas pieces in this book will work wonderfully as solos or with a friend as there are chords included for all the pieces. The included CD has both a flute track and a separate track for a guitar accompaniment and you can use the balance control to minimize the volume for either instrument. The CD is designed so you can either listen to it or use it as a play-along CD. 

Contents:
Let Is Sound
We Sing in Celebration
A Babe is Born
I Saw Three Ships
The Holly and the Ivy
Here Between Ass and Oxen Mild
Pata Pan
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
The Coventry Carol
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Deck the Halls
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Good King Wenceslas
Unto Us is Born a Son
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
I Saw Three Ships (Second Version)
Down in Yon Forest
He Is Born the Holy Child
Corde Natus
Saint Basil's Hymn

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