10 Carols and a Lullaby by David M Regen
 

Free Christmas Music for Recorders et al
  As 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 share with my recreational-music friends: vocalists, keyboardists, string players and wind players. The idea was to involve any singer and any instrumentalist who happened to be available in a church or in a gathering 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 circles,  unrehearsed singalongs in churches, concerts in churches and concerts in an auditorium - about two such events per season since 1995. 
     Original titles of these songs are:
  Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen
      Froehliche Weihnacht ueberall
      Lasst uns froh und munter sein
           Ihr Kinderlien kommet
             Alle Jahre wieder
               Heiligste Nacht
              Kling Gloeckchen
         Leise rieselt der Schnee
               Singt und klingt
       Suesser die Glocken nie klingen
    Weisst du 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 a Lullaby.

   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 guitarists in a singalong with recorders and/or keyboard, then select from 22 Carols and a Lullaby.


Did you find something useful?
David Regen  xms@bellsouth.net

David M Regen   |   4342 Sneed Ave, Nashville TN 37215   |   xms@bellsouth.net   |   615.297.2044