a child in
East Prussia (1940s) my wife learned many traditional songs,
including some charming carols that were new to me. I wrote
English lyrics and instrumental accompaniments for several of them, to
with my recreational-music friends: vocalists, keyboardists, string
wind players. The idea was to involve any singer and any
instrumentalist who happened to be available in a church or in a
of friends and family.
Thus, there is a score book with English lyrics for soprano
alto voices and strummed guitar, for soprano & alto voices and
keyboard, for soprano & alto voices and classical guitar, for 3-,
4- and 5-part ensembles of recorders, flutes, and/or strings in any
combination, for a beginner instrumentalist, for mixed chorus, and
soprano & alto German singers with keyboard.
You can download pdf files of these score books from 10 Carols and
a Lullaby Recreational.
We have used these scores every way imaginable - in house-music
singalongs in churches, concerts in churches and concerts in an auditorium
- about two such events per
Original titles of these songs are:
Froehliche Weihnacht ueberall
Lasst uns froh und munter sein
Singt und klingt
Suesser die Glocken nie klingen
wieviel Sternlien stehen
Several of the songs have been arranged for
small orchestra and chorus, presented in
more polished concerts. The orchestra/chorus scores as pdf files can be
downloaded from 8 Carols Orchestrated.
Eventually, I added 12 more carols to some of these
songbooks. The results can be downloaded
from 22 Carols and
It's all free for the clicking. If your group has an
accomplished classical-guitar player or a beginner instrumentalist or if German language is desired, you
should select books that match your ensemble from 10 Carols and a
Lullaby Recreational. If you wish to involve some folk
in a singalong with recorders and/or keyboard, then select from 22
Carols and a Lullaby.
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