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Traditional Music

Christmas is Coming

 

Newly posted tunes

Branle L'Official -16th Century dance tune that became a Christmas song "Ding Dong Merrily on High"
Cantique de Noel -French 19th Century Christmas Song (O Holy Night)
Carol of the Bells - Simplified arrangement
Christmas Hornpipe - in the original key of B flat and in G

More Tunes

Dame Get up and Bake Your Pies - English Christmas song with somewhat depressing lyrics.
Female Sayler - French/English from the early 1700s, also a mid-1800s Christmas carol "Masters in This Hall", set in Am as an English country dance
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - English carol - multiple arrangments
Good King Wenceslaus - English carol in astraight arrangment, and a two part "modernized" arrangment
Jolly Old Pachelbel - Jolly Old St. Nicholas set to the ground of Pachelbel's Canon in D
Sing and Rejoice - English Four part "Christmassy" round
TwelveDays - American 1780s setting of the Twelve Days of Christmas

 

The 2017 Scottish Fiddle School information is here.

 

 

 
 
 

Last update 6 December 2016

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