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It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas

Seasonal Tunes

Cold Frosty Morning - The American fiddle tune in Am. Not exactly CHristmas, but the weather fits..
Branles L'Official - A 16th Century dance tune that became "Ding DOng Merrily on High".
Cantique de Noel - French 19th Century CHristmas song (O Holy Night)
Carol of the Bells - Christmas carol, supposedly from a Russian melody, two parts - treble and bass
Christmas Hornpipe - in the original key of B flat and in G

More Seasonal Tunes

Dame Get Up and Bake Your Pies - Olde English carol of the Greensleeves family, with lyrics Scrooge would have loved......rather ghastly after the first verse, actually.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - English Carol - 18th Century arrangement in Am, with lyrics, SATB, plus a second arrangment
Good King Wenceslaus - Two arrangements
Jolly Old Pachelbel - "Jolly Old St. Nicholas" set to the ground of Pachelbel's Canon in D
O Come O Come, Emmanuel - Traditional Christmas Song with Jewish melodic overtones
Sing and Rejoice - English Four part "Christmassy" round
Twelve Days - American 1780s setting of the Twelve Days of Christmas


And, If You Are Going to Have a Boar's Head Feast

Wild Hog in the Woods - American old-timey descendant of a medieval song, Bangum and the Boar


Kitchen Musician Book 11 - Christmas Carols

The Folk Process - Article

Last update 18 November 2015

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