Title
Christmas Duets
Instrumentation
flute, guitar
Editor
Allan Alexander
Publisher
ADG Productions
Grade
2
Product Code
14A14CHRISTG

Christmas Duets in The European Tradition
Editor: Allan Alexander
Publisher: Productions
Instrumentation: Flute and Guitar
Includes parts and CD

Samples 1 and 2 - Flute part
Samples 3 and 4 - Guitar part

Arranger's notes:  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 with playing a short melody over and over. I thought about this and the solution for me is to write introductions and variations to the pieces. A singer wouldn’t sing the same lyrics every verse. That wouldn’t make sense. It does make sense to extend a piece with variations, keeping the feel of the piece but making it more interesting for both the players and the listener. Almost every piece in this collection has been expanded and I hope they will provide you with a great deal of pleasure. I think you will find these pieces to be playable and addictive.

Another problem is that often one musician has all the interesting parts. In these editions, both musicians will have fun as there is a great distribution of music for both players. The result is that both musicians have lovely music to play, and your listeners will love the results. Open a set with “I saw three ships” and you will get the attention of your audience.

 

Titles include:
I Saw Three Ships
Ding Dong Merrily on High
O come, O come Emmanual
Down in Yon Forest
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
He is born the Holy Child
Pata Pan
Unto Us is Born a Son
Gloucestershire Wassail
Good King Wenceslaus
The Coventry Carol
Sussex Carol
Greensleeves on a Ground

 

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