11 Famous Christmas Carols (Grayson, Martin)




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Martin Grayson (2010/12/17)

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Martin Grayson (2010/12/17)

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Martin Grayson (2010/12/17)

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Martin Grayson (2010/12/17)

Publisher. Info. Martin Grayson
Misc. Notes These file(s) are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection, and are also included in the Mondrup Recorder Collection.
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Work Title Carols, 11 Famous Christmas Carols for two instruments
Alternative. Title
Composer Grayson, Martin
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 11 pieces
  1. Deck the Halls
  2. God Rest You Merry Gentlemen
  3. Good King Wenceslas
  4. Sullivan: It Came upon the Midnight Clear
  5. Mason: Joy to the World
  6. Wade: O Come All Ye Faithful
  7. See Amid the Winter's Snow
  8. The Holly and the Ivy
  9. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
  10. Unto Us a Boy is Born
  11. Mendelssohn: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Classical
Instrumentation Various
Extra Information These are two part arrangements of 11 famous carols for treble and tenor recorders. The keys are the keys which suit the treble recorder best and so are typically a fourth higher / 5th lower than the usual keys for singing. This corresponds to the tune in the alto rather than soprano range. The Descant and Treble version suits Sop / Alto and Bass singers. The words have not been added as it is likely any singers will already have them in the many collected editions of carols and recorder players will have sung the carols and so will know how to phrase them. The harmony is mostly compatable with familiar versions but an emphasis has been made on creating effective two part writing. Though concieved with recorder ranges in mind, can obviously be played on two flutes, oboes or violins etc.