CHRISTMAS MUSIC for RECORDERS 2008

This is only a partial listing. For a more complete list - 22 pages of ADVENT & CHRISTMAS MUSIC please see our web site www.courtlymusic.com

 

Christmas CD

 

RENAISSANCE GLORY/ by the Festival Consort music for voices, recorders and crumhorns. 28 selections by composers such as Praetorius, Senfl, Brumel, Hassler, Mouton and lots of anonymous.  Some of the finest crumhorn playing since the David Munrow Consort recordings of the 1970’s.  Hectic Holidays? This will sooth your soul.

$15.95

SOLO RECORDER

28426

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CHRISTMAS FAVORITES/ For the Beginning Soprano Recorder player. Big easy-to- read notes with letter name included in each note.  Short introduction into reading music.

Nine of the best-known carols Including Silent Night, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World.

$5.95

HL00240045

4th Edition The Ultimate Christmas Fake Book (outer page of flyer)

$24.95

RECORDER with CD  PLAY-A-LONG

AM967593

Sop. or Tenor w/CD

 

 

CHRISTMAS – with piano CD accompaniment arr by David Pearl. Borrowed from the flute repertoire, it has a nice selection of standard carols.  All 15 selections can be played on soprano or tenor, 10 of them fit comfortably on Alto. Includes solo part, piano accompaniment in both print & digitally recorded format.  The carols are Angels We Have Heard on High, The Babe of Bethle’m, Deck the Hall, The First Noel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, God Rest Ye merry, Gentlemen, I Wonder as I Wander, It Came Upon…, Jungle Bells, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, O little Town of Bethlehem, Rocking, Silent Night, What Child is This?

$12.95

HL00841295

Part with CD

CHRISTMAS CLASSICS  This play-along will perk up any party. The accompaniment includes various percussion instruments, keyboards & guitar.  A very talented back –up band. For soprano/tenor or alto up an octave.  These tunes come from movies and pop culture. Frosty the Snow Man, Silver Bells, Happy Holiday, Feliz Navidad, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, My Favorite Things, Hymne, Jingle-Bell Rock, Let It Snow!, We Need a Little Christmas, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year, White Christmas

$11.95

IFM0226CD

Alto Part & CD

 

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CHRISTMAS INSTRUMENTAL SOLOS Carols and Traditional Classics/ for Alto Recorder (Flute).  Very nicely orchestrated accompaniments. The playing level is Upper Intermediate to Advanced.  Lots of high notes, 3 & 4 flats, and fast tempos.  Songs are:

1. Gesu Bambino, 2. Carol Medley: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, O Come, All Ye Faithful, The First Noel   3. O Holy Night  4. Angels Medley: Angels from the Realms of Glory, Angels We Have Heard on High  5. Themes From “The Nutcracker Suite” Overture, March, Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy, Russian dance (Trepak), Waltz of the Flowers  6. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming  7. Manger Medley: Away in a Manger (Cradle Song), Away in a Manger, Silent Night  8. Folk Carol Suite: Noel Nouvelet, Masters in this Hall, Coventry Carol, O du Frohliche/Echo Carol  9. Infant Holy, Infant Lowly 10. Celebration Medley: Hallelujah Chorus, Joy to the World.   The book and CD contain a substantial amount of music! The CD includes a complete demonstration track followed by a play-along accompaniment track. This Flute/Recorder arrangement is compatible with the books for Trumpet, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Horn in F, and Trombone.  They can be played together.  An optional piano acc. book is available.

$9.95

ADG213

Soprano or Tenor Part & CD

 

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CHRISTMAS MUSIC FOR FLUTE (TENOR or SOPRANO RECORDER) in the European Tradition/ Twenty-one traditional, Medieval & Renaissance Carols with variations by Allan Alexander. The less-known carols are: Let It Sound, We Sing in Celebration, A Babe is Born, Down in Yon Forest, He Is Born the Holy Child, Corde Natus, Saint Basil’s Hymn, Here Between Ass and Oxen Mild.  Guitar chords are included in the music and informat about each carol.  The playing level is Intermediate.  Guitar is the accompanying instrument. The CD maybe used for listening or as a play-along. It is recorded once with Flute and Guitar. 

$17.95

ED12573

Sopranos

 & CD

RECORDERS FOR CHRISTMAS – for one or two soprano recorders arr. by Barrie Carson Turner.  Intermediate & lower. The CD is recorded twice once complete then with out the recorders. The accompanying instruments are violin, guitar, piano & double bass. The carols are Away in a Manger, Hark! The Herald Angels, Sing, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Once in Royal David’s City, Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, O Christmas Tree, O Come All Ye Faithful, See Amid the Winter’s Snow, While shepherds Watched.., The Holly and the Ivy, Angels from the Realm of Glory, We Three Kings, Good Christian Men,Rejoice, We Wish You A Merry Christmas., Good King Wenceslas, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Past Three O’Clock, Patapan.

$19.95

RI10096

THE CHRISTMAS REVEL SONGBOOK & CD/ This unique collection includes processionals, traditional and ritual carols, children’s songs, and rounds drawn from traditional sources spanning six centuries. Presented here in arrangements created especially for REVELS, the songs are appropriate for school, community and church use, Christmas, Winter solstice of Twelfth Night celebrations. “For anyone who has ever experienced a REVELS, this book is a lovely bulging Christmas stocking of familiar music; for everyone else, it’s a joyful voyage of discovery…” Susan Cooper Over 60 songs, most suitable for Soprano Recorder and Piano are contained in the bright red book.  36 songs are performed on the companion CD

$24.95

RECORDER with KEYBOARD or GUITAR

20665

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A CELTIC RECORDER CHRISTMAS/ by James Tanguay  A treasury of 24 Irish, Scottish, Welsh and English holiday carols suitable for Soprano & Tenor. Easy duets, a round for 3 and arrangements for solo recorder with guitar chords. Large type adorned by Celtic calligraphy, easy to read. Songs to warm you heart this Holiday Season the way only music can. Lower Intermediate, 32 pages.

$7.95

ED12287

21 CHRISTMAS CAROLS for soprano and piano, score and part

$19.95

UE19184

CHRISTMAS JAZZ arranged by James Rae for flute but is terrific on Alto recorder & Piano the traditional favorites with a little extra ZIP! The collection ends with a wonderful medley of Deck the Halls, The Holly & The Ivy & O Come All Ye Faithful score & part

$17.95

AM20157

CHRISTMAS SONGS FOR THE RECORDER back in print! The only Christmas book for soprano recorder & guitar.  26 traditional carols with lyrics & guitar diagrams.

$8.95

LCC15

A LA VENUE DE NOEL by Claude Balbastre (1727-1788) these lovely variations of the Noel are arranged by Gwilyn Beechey for Alto and Basso Continuo, score & part

$ 6.50

EM2097

 

SYMPHONIES DES NOELS, Vol. I by Michel Richard Delalande (1657-1726), a brilliant figure in French Baroque music, he was employed at the court of Louis XIV. His Symphonies…are presented here complete in 3 Volumes (continues in EM2098 & 2099). In the style of Charpentier, he arranged popular Christmas tunes for a small group of instruments.  Many of the Noel tunes are supplemented by independent introductions; they were performed in the Chapel Royal on Christmas Eve. For Alto & Basso Continuo or an ensemble of recorder, oboe, violin & BC Intermediate, score and parts

Volumes II and III are also available.

$21.00

DUETS – TWO SOPRANOS

SP2335

THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM arranged by Burakoff and Strickland, a collection of 11 traditional carols for 2 Soprano recorders with optional Alto, lower intermediate

$ 2.95

N3768

 

 

CHRISTMAS FOR TWO- 30 European and American Carols arr. for two sopranos by Uwe Heger. The easy to play melody is in the top part with an interesting accompaniment in the second part. The second part is intermediate & upGuitar Chords are included. The lyrics are in German. 43 page half-size book.

$10.50

EM631

CHRISTMAS DUOS by Michael Praetorius (1571-1621) In dulci jublio,Von Himmel hoc da komm ich her, Nun komm der Heyden Heilandt for two sopranos or tenors

$5.50

HL00710001

 

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CHRISTMAS REFLECTIONS/ 14 Songs for 2 sopranos or tenors. Auld Lang Syne, Blue Christmas, The Chipmunk song, Go Tell It On The Mountain,

Happy Holiday, Home for the Holidays, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, I Saw Mommy Kissing santa Claus, Jingle,Jingle, Jingle, Last Christmas, Silver Bells, We Three Kings of Orient Are. Intermediate, Includes Guitar Chords

$4.95

LCC26

 

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TWO FOR CHRISTMAS by Terry Taylor. 24 carols for two sopranos or tenors with lovely harmonies & variations.  Similar to the popular Christmas Treasury listed below.  Includes traditional carols and others like Sing We Now of Christmas, Go Tell It on the Mountain, How Great our Joy, Personet Hodie, Fum, Fum, Fum  Intermediate.  45 pgs

$10.00

EM427

 

SIX CHRISTMAS BICINIA: Der Tag, der ist so freudenieich, Resonet in laudibus

 ( Joseph, lieber…), Es is ein Ros entsprungen, Gelobet seist du, Jesu Christ, Alle Welt springe und lobsinge,  In dulci jubilo for two sopranos or tenors

$5.50

DUETS - SOPRANO AND ALTO

N3769

 

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CHRISTMAS FOR TWO – by Uwe Heger 30 European & American Carols for soprano & alto.  The same carols as N3768 listed above but the harmonization for the 2nd part is different. The easy to play melody is in the top part with an involved accompaniment in the second part. The second part is intermediate & upGuitar Chords

are written in the score, there is also a separate part.  The type is large & easy to read, 43 page, 8” h x 11.5” w book.  Lyrics to the many verses are in German.

$14.50

LCC17

CHRISTMAS DUOS by James E. Clemens  A collection of traditional carols interesting and spirited duets. Clemens draws on styles from the Medieval to Contemporary. The melody flows between the two lines.  For Sop. & Alto, Upper Intermediate

$ 8.00

LCC16

CHRISTMAS TREASURY by James E. Clemens Involved variations on traditional carols with the melody moving from line to line. For Sop. & Alto, Upper Intermediate

$ 7.00

PBE4

CHRISTMAS BICINIA by David Goldstein the best-loved carols arranged in the style of Renaissance duets with David G’s distinctive harmony and rhythms.  Lot’s of fun!  For Sop & Alto and several for Sop & Tenor, Intermediate & up

$ 4.95

CM1030

NOEL, NOEL arranged by Burakoff and Strickland, a collection of 11 favorite carols For Soprano and Alto or Sop,Alto/Tenor with optional voice, Lower Intermediate

$ 5.00

DUETS -TWO ALTOS

DE3

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A BAROQUE CHRISTMAS 12 English Carols arranged by Jonathan DeLoach. Here each carol is nestled in duet movements by William Croft (pub. 1704) and Robert Valentine (pub. 1720).  Well done! -Clever & Entertaining Two Altos, Intermediate & Up

$ 9.95

DE1

JOYEUX NOEL 12 French carols arranged by Jonathan DeLoach in the Baroque style. The carol is nestled in the middle of a movement from Sonatas by Loeillet or Chedeville.

A welcome addition to the repertoire. Two Altos, Upper Intermediate

$ 9.95

N3813

 

CHRISTMAS FOR TWO- by Uwe Heger. The same arrangements as N3768 for two sopranos, now in a comfortable key for two altos. 30 European and American carols. The easy to play melody is in the top part with an interesting accompaniment in the second part. The second part is intermediate & up.  Guitar Chords are written in the score, also a separate part.  34 page full size book. The type is large & easy to read. German lyrics.

$14.50

DUETS – VARIOUS COMBINATIONS

HL00710186

CHRISTMAS CAROLS/ 17 Carols:  Angels We Have Heard…, As lately We Watched, Away In A Manger, Coventry Carol, Good Christian Men, Rejoice, Good King Wenceslas,

Holly & The Ivy, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Let Us Go. O shepherds, Lo How A rose E’er Blooming, O Come, O Come Immanuel, O Holy Night, O Little Town Of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Snow Lay On The Ground, Still, Still, Still, What Child is This?

16 playable SS or TT, 15 playable AT  Intermediate or Lower, Guitar Chords

$4.95

HL00710015

 

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CHRISTMAS CHEER/ 15 Secular Songs: Feliz Navidad, Frosty the Snow Man, Happy Holiday, A Holly Jolly Christmas, Home for the Holidays, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle Bell Rock, Let It Snow!, My Favorite Things, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree, Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer, Silver Bells, White Christmas. 11 playable SS or TT, 7 playable AT  Intermediate, with Guitar Chords

$5.95

HL00710187

CHRISTMAS FAVORITES/ 14 Carols & Songs. Christmas Song, Deck the Hall, First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry…, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, It’s Beginning To Look Like Christmas, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, March of the Toys, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Toyland, Up On The Housetop, We Need A Little Christmas, We Wish You a Merry…11 playable SS or TT, 11 playable AT, Intermediate & Lower, Guitar Chords

$4.95

HL00710014

 

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CHRISTMAS JOY/ 17 Carols & Songs. Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, Deck the Hall, The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Hark! The Herald Angels, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, March of the Toys, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, Toyland, Up On the Housetop, What Child Is This? 16 can be played  SS or TT, 13 can be played AT. Intermediate and Lower. Guitar Chords.

$4.95

UE30250

FRENCH CHRISTMAS NOELS by E Ph Chedeville (1696-1762) one of the earliest publications of Noels for instruments, each Noel has a variation. Playable on two Sopranos, two Altos, or two Tenors. Intermediate 

$19.95

N3939

 

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS CAROL COLLECTION – DUOS by Willibald Lutz 

96 mostly European carols from the 16th century to the present. Table of contents is listed in categories for St Nickolaus day, Advent, Songs of Mary for Advent, Shepherd Carols etc. German text. Soprano & Alto or Tenor  Lower Intermediate to Intermediate.

$18.95

HAEE6

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MEDIAEVAL CHRISTMAS CAROLS 13 carols from 15th century England. The text is in Old English - many of the carols also contain some Latin or French. Includes a Glossary of difficult or obsolete words.Various duo combinations of SATB recorder or voice

$ 16.95

TRIOS

RCE10

CHRISTMAS FROM MANY LANDS – 18 carols from France, Mexico, Germany and England arranged by Erich Katz for SAT, score

$9.95

HARA140

 

 

FIVE CATALAN CAROLS/ arr. Marg Hall El Noi de la Mare(The son of the Virgin) A shepherd’s song-What shall we give to the son of the Virgin?, El cant des ocellis (The song of the birds), El Desembre congelat (Cold December’s winds were stilled in the month of snowing.), Saint Josep I la mare de Deu (Saint Joseph and the mother of God). Fum,Fum, Fum    SAT

$13.00

EML185

FIVE ENGLISH MEDIEVAL CAROLS Hail, Mary, full of Grace, Deo gracias,anglia, Marvel Not, Joseph, Ave Rex Angelorum, There is no rose of such virtue.  For voices or  various recorders: some are SAT, some are ATT

$9.75

EML300

FIVE CHRISTMAS SETTINGS by Michael Praetorius sophisticated and varied settings of these Christmas chorales For 3 voices of SAT recorders, 3 scores with lyrics

$ 8.75

ED12910

 

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FUN and GAMES with the RECORDER at CHRISTMAS/  Lower intermediate duets and trios. Two SS or ST duets Sing a Song of Bethlehem, Il est ne, le divin Enfant,

Three trios for SSS or SST O Little Twon of Bethlehem, Deck the Hall, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen, Two trios for SAT Ding! Dong! Merrily on High, & Good King Wenceslas- A nice arrangement with variations.

$10.95

N4646

 

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS CAROL COLLECTION – TRIOS arranged by W. Lutz 

70 European & American carols from the 15th to 20th centuries. Listed by category. German Text. Various trio combinations SAT, SST, SAB, SSB, SAA Intermediate

$14.95

EM799

 

MERRY CHRISTMAS/ Four German Carols arranged by Nicola Termohlen in a new and varied tonal context for ATB recorders, Intermediate and Up, playing score

$7.00

MTC15

33 CHRISTMAS CAROLS for THREE RECORDERS arranged by John Kitts-Turner

Traditional European and American Carols for SAT, Easy, Spiral-bound playing score.

$8.95

EM2074

 

TRIOS FOR ADVENT AND CHRISTMAS TIME A beautiful collection of 25 works from the 1600’s by composers such as Cabezon, Pachelbel, Praetorius, Scheidt, Walther and others. Various versions of Ave maria stella, A solus ortus cardine, Magnificat, Puer natus in Bethelehem, In dulci jubilo, Nun komm der heiden Heiland and more.               For Soprano, Alto (up 8va), Tenor, Intermediate, score

$29.00

TWO or THREE RECORDERS with KEYBOARD

EM2060

 

NINE PASTORALES OF OLD MASTERS beautiful music for Advent or Christmas composed by Handel, Vivaldi, Keiser, Locatelli, Giardini, Corelli, Pez and Haydn. For Soprano & Alto (up 8va) & Basso Continuo or guitar, Intermediate, Keyboard score, two recorder scores, guitar part and cello part

$ 30.00

EBA1205

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CONCERT VIII Christmas Concerto/ by Arcangelo Corelli “Fatto per la notte de natale”five movements for two Altos and keyboard,  Intermediate & Up, score & parts

$32.50

PBE30

JESU, JOY OF MAN’S DESIRING by J.S. Bach  Andrew Charlton arranged this beloved melody from Cantata 147 for two Altos and Keyboard, Intermediate to Upper Intermediate, score and parts

$ 7.95

TR20

RUFT UND FLEHT DEN HIMMEL AN by J.S. Bach from Cantata for Christmas Day,BWV 63, arranged by Charles Nagel SAT and Keyboard, op. bass, score & parts

$ 5.00

ED11759

SHEEP MAY SAFELY GRAZE by J.S. Bach the beautiful aria from the Birthday Cantata as originally scored for two Alto recorders, voice & Continuo, score & parts

$ 6.95

TR21

WOHL MIR, JESUS IST GEFUNDEN by J.S. Bach from Cantata 154 arranged by Charles Nagel for AAT Keyboard with optional bass, Intermediate & Up, score & parts

$ 5.25

QUARTETS

JE68

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GESU BAMBINO (Jesus, Little Child) arranged By Richard Geisler This lovely Italian carol by Pietro A. Yon Quintet SATBB with optional 3rd bass or cello score and parts

$3.95

AP152

 

 

CAROLS, AWAY!  arr. Stan Davis - A medley of three traditional carols: Here We Come A-Caroling, Bring A Torch J. Isabella, & Masters In This Hall. As the songs move through key and meter changes, every player gets a chance to be the lead. A welcome addition to the holiday repertoire. Intermediate & Up, SATB Score and part

$6.95

AP158

 

THE HOLLY and the IVY arr. Stan Davis – A traditional English carol played at a lively pace, contrast I provided via the melody being shared by soprano and tenor, as well as, changes in the accompaniment passages (in contrasting obbligato or homophonic styles). Lyrics included, lower intermediate and up,  SATB score and parts

$6.95

AP159

 

 

JUBILANT CHRISTMAS arr. Stan Davis – A Medley of three carols Angels We Have Heard On High, We Three Kings, and Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. These tunes are treated in a conventional style but the “bell like” introduction (echoed in the transitions and coda) make for a delightful high-energy arrangement. One verse of  lyrics for each carol included on the cover, Intermediate and Up. SATB score and parts

$6.95

AP171

FUM, FUM, FUM arr. Stan Davis – Traditional Spanish Carol. One of the liveliest of “dance” carols. Following a short introduction (with tenor in the lead) the melody is passed to soprano, back to tenor and to bass. Lyrics Intermediate, SATB score & parts

$6.95

AP172

 

 

‘TIS THE SWINGIN’ SEASON (Fa,la,la,la,la and all that stuff) arr. Stan Davis. A “Swing Band” treatment of an old Holiday stand-by.  Fun to work out, this song is sure to get the kinks out of most staid groups. It will reward listeners and players alike with a “hip” take on a “square” tune.  Upper Intermediate, AATB score and parts

$6.95

TR46

 

 

GRADUALS and MOTETS by William Byrd (1543-1623)  Six settings including O magnum misterium (O great mystery..that beasts should see the birth of our Lord…) , Arise, Shine, O Jeruselem, for thy Light is come We have seen His star in the East, and we are coming with an offering, Transcribed by Charles Nagel for SATB recorders or TrTrTnB viols.  Intermediate and Up. Score and parts.

$7.25

JE66

 

 

O HOLY NIGHT – Cantique de Noel lyrics by J.S. Dwight music by A. Adam. A very effective treatment of this beautiful melody with moving triplets in the tenor and bass lines.  The five scores include lyrics of the first verse, remaining verses are on the back page. Intemediate and Up Quintet SATTB  For a complete listing of  Richard Geisler Christmas music please see our web site.

$3.95

JE65

THREE WAYS TO THE MANGER Three versions of this lovely carol - American, English and the Traditional Normandy version.  Intermediate, SATB, multiple scores.

$3.95

AP79

CAROL OF THE BELLS  Stan Davis A excellent adaptation of this well-known Ukranian carol for  SATB, Intermediate, score and parts

$ 6.95

Adam

CHRISTMAS CAROLS 27 all time favorite carols arranged by Joseph Adam. Reissued and improved by Richard Geisler. A very flexible edition for SAAT or SATB and in all but one piece the first Tenor part may be played on Alto. The first verse is written under Soprano part. Intermediate & lower, 40 pages, score with ring binding, Large print – easy to read - key changes – no page turns

$24.95

LCC5

THE CHRISTMAS CONCERTO (ca. 1710) by Arcangelo Corelli from concerto Grosso Op 6, #8 Concerto fatto per la notte de Natale Four movements including the lovely pastorale.  For AATB, Intermediate, score and parts

$8.50

VHP1

THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION 14 carols arranged by Eric Hass – I Wonder AS I Wander, Sans Day Carol, Silent Night, Greensleeves, works by Bach, Praetorius, Scheidt and more! SATB, Intermediate & Up, comes with 2 playing scores of 33 pages each

$15.00

VHP2

THE CHRISTMAS COLLECTION II  20 more carols arr. by Eric Haas   Sweelinck, Praetorius, Bach, Brahms, & more SATB, Intermediate & Up,  2 playing scores of 33 pgs

$15.00

HARA109

CHRISTMAS VILLANCICOS 4 selections from the Cancionero de Uppsala, 1556 with

Complete Spanish lyrics – all verses. Verbaco factum est, Un nino nos es nacido, Riu, Riu, Chiu, E la don don  3 are edited for SATB, 1 is SAAB, Intermediate, score and parts

$ 14.95

AP121

 

A CHRISTMAS MEDLEY A Collection of Seasonal Favorites 13 carol melodies blended by Stan Davis for mellow AATB, Upper Intermediate, score and parts

$ 6.95

AP53

DECK THE HALLS arranged by Stan Davis with zest! SATB Intermediate, score & pts

$ 6.95

AP124

 

FOUR AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS: Shepherd’s Carol by Billings, Ring, Merry Bells by Perkins & Crosby, Peace on Earth by Rev. Taylor, Merry, Merry Christmas by Sherwin & Crosby Informative notes on each by Stan Davis SATB, Intermediate, score and parts

$ 6.95

N4466

 

THE GREAT CHRISTMAS CAROL COLLECTION – QUARTETS arr. by W. Lutz

65 European and American carols from  the 16th to 20th centuries. Table of contents listed by category. German Text. Numerous quartet combinations possible: SATB, SSAT, SAAT, SSAB etc., Lower Intermediate to Intermediate.  Playing score only

$18.50

AP22

HALLELUJAH CHORUS by G.F. Handel from the Messiah, 1752 artfully arranged by Stan Davis SATB, Upper Intermediate, score and parts

$ 6.95

SP2348

JOYFUL TIDINGS 17 lovely carols SATB, Easy - lower intermediate,  score

$  3.95

AP93

MARCH OF THE TOYS by Victor Herbert from Babes in Toy Land, 1903 arranged by Stan Davis for SATB, Intermediate and Up, score and parts

$  6.95

AP82

PARADE OF THE TIN SOLDIERS, Op. 123 by Leon Jesse, 1905 arranged by Stan Davis for SATB, Upper Intermediate, score and parts

$  6.95

EML372

SEVEN CHRISTMAS HYMNS after Georg Rhaw (1544) Nun komm der Heiden Heiland, In Dulci jubilo, A solis ortus, 2 Dies est laetita etc. with one verse of lyrics in score.  For SATB recorders or voices, Intermediate and Up, 4 playing scores

$  9.50

PBE34

SHEEP MAY SAFELY GRAZE by J.S. Bach arranged by Andrew Charlton, the lovely aria melody passes artfully through all parts. SATB, Upper Intermediate, score & parts

$  7.95

PRBCCS36

 

SUITE ON EARLY CAROL TUNES composed in 1999 by Peter Seibert each of the four movements is based upon a medieval melody.  A hit! With our students. For SATB, Intermediate and Up,  score and parts

$10.00

LCC22

THREE CHRISTMAS PIECES by J.S. Bach from The Christmas Oratorio arranged by Joseph Loux for SATB and optional voice, Intermediate and Up, score and parts

 

$  8.95

HARA43

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS creatively arranged by Paul Clark – sure to keep your interest up! SATB, Intermediate and Up, score and parts

$  13.00

AP126

 

THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS mellow yet energetically arranged by Stan Davis for ATTB, Intermediate and Up, score and parts

$  6.95

AP123

TWO CHRISTMAS DANCE CAROLS arranged by Stan Davis  Ding dong! Merrily On High! & Fum, Fum, Fum for AATB  Intermediate, score and parts

$  6.95

TR39

TWO CHRISTMAS PASTORALES by J.S. Bach from Cantata for Chirstmas Day, BWV122 (The Newborn Child) and the sweet aria from cantata BWV129.  Arranged by Charles Nagel for SATB, Intermediate, score and parts.

$5.00

TR35

 

TWO FESTIVE CHORUSES by J.S. Bach  from Cantata for Christmas Day, BWV 63 (Lord most high, show us your Grace) & from Cantata for michaelmass BWV 149 (We Sing with Joy for the Victory). For SATB Intermediate, score and parts

$  5.00

HARA23

TWO FRENCH CHRISTMAS PIECES by Costeley: Allon, gay, gay Bergers & Daquin: Noel sur les jeux d’Anches arr. by A. Lewin SATB, Intermediate, score & parts

$  13.00

AP56

VENITE ADOREMUS The Snow Lay On The Ground (traditional carol) a sweet lullaby

Arranged by Stan Davis for SATB, Intermediate, score and parts

$  6.95

LCC25

 

VIDERUNT by Perotin (c. 1160-1238) Perhaps one of the earliest European carols - first performed on Fri. Dec. 25, 1198. Behold! The prophecy is finally fulfilled,For voices & or  four tenor recordes Intermediate, score & parts

$  8.00

AP44

WHAT CHILD IS THIS (Greensleeves) by S.Davis SATB, Intermediate, score & parts

$  6.95

AP120

WE THREE KINGS arranged by Stan Davis for SATB, Intermediate, score & parts

$  6.95

AP55

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS arranged by Stan Davis with a very interesting bass line. For SATB, Intermediate, score and parts

$  6.95

QUINTETS, SEXTETS and LARGER  (see web site for much more)

JE68

New!

GESU BAMBINO (Jesus, Little Child) arranged By Richard Geisler A lovely Italian lullaby by Pietro A.Yon Quintet SATBB with optional 3rd bass or cello score and parts

$ 4.95

JE70

New!

LET IT SNOW (1945) & IT’S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS (1951) It’s an upbeat, light-hearted twosome with a bit of “soft shoe” mixed in. Two popular songs you hear every year, why not play them too!   SATB Score & 8 parts

 $ 5.95

HARA114

 

QUEM VIDISTIS PARTORES by Orlando de Lasso A Christmas motet-Tell us shepherds, who did you see? We saw a new-born child… For quintet SSAATB or SSATTB, Intermediate and Up, Lyrics included in both score and parts

$  14.95

LPM516

 

TWO CHRISTMAS HYMNS ( 1540) by Johann Walther Joseph lieber Joseph Mein & Nun komme der Heiden heiland  German lyrics in score for 5 voices or SSATB recorders, Intermediate, score and parts  A London Pro Musica edition

$  8.75

AP66

HOLIDAY CELEBRATION A joyous Stan Davis medley of Joy to the World, Deck the Halls, God Rest Ye Merry…Good King Wenceslas, Hark the Herald…Jingle Bells & O Come All Ye…for quintet SnSATB, Upper Intermediate & Up, score and parts

$  6.95

EML375

NU KOMM DER HEIDEN HEILAND (1544-1627) Now comes the saviour of the heathen, known as the child of the virgin… Four settings for Quintet ATTB, SATTB, and 2 - SAATB,  Intermediate and Upfive playing scores with lyrics included.

$  8.75

AP54

WASSAIL SONG OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE Stan Davis created a wonderful version of this traditional folk melody. Lots of energy, fun for all! SAATB, Intermediate, score & parts

$  6.95

HARA4

TWO CHRISTMAS PIECES In Dulci Jubilo by JS Bach for quintet SSATB, Intermediate & Up and O Magnum Mysterium by Spanish composer Tomas Luis de Victoria for quartet SATB, Intermediate, score and parts

$  13.00

HARA042

TWO FRENCH CAROLS A lovely, light musical arrangement by Alyson Lewin of Il est ne and Noel Nouvelet for SATTB (optional sopranino), Intermediate, score & parts

$  13.00

AP122

 

FOUR CAROLS FOR CHRISTMAS arranged by Thomas Van Dahm Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Angels from the Realms of Glory, O Little Town of Bethlehem, While Shepherd Watch Their Flocks  Sextet S (or Sn), S,A,T,T,B, Intermediate, score & parts

$  6.95

HARA097

 

DER ENGEL SPRACH ZU DEN HIRTEN  by Heinrich Schutz A Christmas motet from 1648 The Angel spoke to the shepherds: “I bring you news of great joy…” For septet SATTTB, Intermediate and Up, score and parts

$  13.00

HARA112

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS quintet SAATB, Intermediate,score & parts

 

$  13.00

 

The following musical selections are from the NUTCRACKER SUITE

By Peter Ilyitch Tchaikowsky, artfully adapted by Stan Davis for Recorders

 

AP51

OUVERTURE MINATURE for Sn,S,A,T,B, Advanced, score and parts

$ 6.95

AP24

MARCH OF THE NUTCRACKER for SATB, Upper Intermediate & Up, score & parts

$ 6.95

AP57

DANCE OF THE SUGAR PLUM FAIRIES SATB, Upper Intermediate, score & parts

$ 6.95

AP58

TREPAK for SATB, Upper Intermediate to Advanced, score and parts

$ 6.95

AP80

WALTZ OF THE FLOWERS for SATB, Upper Intermediate, score and parts

 

$ 6.95

 

 

Richard Geisler’s Christmas Music from Grass Valley, CA. Now His Jubilo Editions-come as mutiple scores or score and parts, all include lyrics. Selections are generally SATB in vocal range, those indicated may be played as duets SA or trios SAT, some are quintets or larger. Each title is $3.95  For more Christmas music please see our web site courtlymusic.com.

 

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ALL YE WHO MUSIC LOVE- A madrigal by Baldasare Donato who lived 1548-1603. You’ll love its spirit and 3 against 2 rhythms.  This is the theme song of  R. Geisler’s group – The Village Early Music Society of Grass Valley, CA

JE60

ALMA REDEMPTORIS MATER (Loving Mother of our Saviour)  There can be no more evocative exaltation of the Mother of Christ than this expressive music of Palestrina’sSATB, score and parts

JE2

BARBERSHOP JINGLE BELLS- Arranged for recorders after the barbershop version by Ozzie Westley. This unorthodox version of the very familiar time throws an entirely new light on it! It’s wild and fun, especially for the Tenor and Bass players.

JE67

BEAUTIFUL STAR of BETHLEHEM by R. Fisher Boyce/Adger McDavid Pace (1882-1959) Shaker song Gospel tune from Appalachia, 1940

JE59

BRANLE DE L’OFFICIEL, French Renaissance dance. Do you recognize the title? If not, you’ll surely recognize the tune: It’s Ding Dong Merrily on High and that’s how you play it!  SATB, score & parts

JE3

CALON LAN (Shining Heart) Welsh carol “Do not give me golden money…For I want a hear that’s happy honest…a heart that shines.” Once played always played. SATB may be played S or SAT

JE35

CHILD’S CHRISTMAS MEDLEY of Up on the House Top and Santa Claus is Coming to Town It begins SATB goes to a low trio ATB back to SATB then to a playful duo and ends with SATB

JE5

COME YE SONS OF ART by Henry Purcell (169-1695) one of the greatest of English composers. The nature of this tune is ceremonial, processional…brimming with pomp and circumstance.  Arranged in a Baroque style with optional trills. SA or SAT OK

JE46

CHRISTMAS IS COMING (Psst! The Goose Is Getting Fat) – a round about Christmas – lyrics included, quartet SATB, four scores with colorful artwork

JE47

COVENTRY CAROL from both the Pageant of the Shearmen and Tailors, 1591 version, and from the arrangement by Martin Shaw 1875-1958 hauntingly beautiful quintet SATTB, score and parts

JE6

CRADLE SONG – Traditional Flemish carol. Recorder setting based on the choral arrangement by John Rutter with permission of Oxford Univ. Press This lullaby begins with the melody in the soprano then it passes to the tenor and bass, concluding in 5 parts SSATB May be played SA, SAT or SATB

JE36

FROSTY THE SNOW MAN, after a choral arrangement by Rob Campbell.  This American children’s tune is treated in an appropriately flippant barbershop-like style with “jing-a-ling” interludes. A Delight!

JE48

FUM, FUM, FUM  A Spanish carol from Catalonia, it contains 2 versions, one to be sung  to and one instrumental only.  To be played with a jaunty spirit.  Quintet SATTB, 5 scores

JE7

GLOUCESTER WASSAIL – Wassail, Wassail, this is robust and contagious.  This arrangement has all parts quaffing heady Yuletide rhythms and spirits. May be played SA or SAT.

JE61

GOD REST YOU MERRY, GEMTLEMEN (Let nothing you dismay). Traditional English carol. And nothing will you dismay when this you play. Plenty of zesty movement in all parts.  SATB

JE34

GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN and AFRICAN NOEL A Medley.  This is a fun and exciting version of the well-known Afro-American carol combined with a Christmas folksong from Liberia.

JE69 New!

GOOD PEOPLE ALL, THIS CHRISTMAS TIME (Wexford Carol) A refreshing traditional Irish Carol Fun to play!  Quartet SATB

JE17

HAIL HIM TRIUMPHANT – A Cornish carol.  They are lustily sung and played. For most people, they are a genre of carols quite unknown.  SATB may be played SAT.

JE58

HODIE CHRISTUS NATUS EST (Today! Christ is Born) by J. P. Sweelinck, 1562-1621 The music shouts in joy at the news. It is full of “Noels” and “Hallelujahs”.  Play exuberantly! Make your recorder sing and resonate with the breath of joy. Latin lyrics included. Quintet SSATB & optional cello, score & parts

JE16

HOSTS OF HEAVENLY ANGELS – by Handl (1550-1591) This is a wonderful polyphonic piece that ends with a robust and joyous “Noel, Noel, Noel”.

JE50    

HOW GREAT OUR JOY  Traditional German – this joyous carol comes with two versions, one for singing (lyrics are on the back cover)  and one instrumental only. Quartet SATB, 4 playing scores

JE15

IF IT BE THY PLEASURE by Abe Tobis who is an elderly resident of Grass Valley, CA.  The tune is his setting for a Bahai meditation by Baha’u’llah. SATB may be played SA or SAT

JE9

INFANT HOLY, INFANT LOWLY – A Polish Carol. Set from a choral arrangement by David Willcocks.

Yet another wonderful discovery awaits you.  You will compare its reverence to Away In A Manger.

SATB, may be played  SA or  SAT

JE56

IL EST NE (Now Is Born), French carol, 17th c.  If you don’t yet know this exuberant carol, now is born a curiosity in you to have it and play it.  It will become one of you favorites! SATB, 4 playing scores

JE49

JOSEPH, LIEBER, JOSEPH MEIN, 1544 by Johann Walter  This lullaby is arranged in a gentle 2, lyrics are on back of the beautiful colored cover.  Quintet SSATB, 5 playing scores

JE28

KLING GLOCKCHEN traditional German Carol.  This delightful arrangement passes the melody between tenors & soprano while the other parts provide harmonies & bell-like interludes. May be played SA or SAT

JE37

KOMMET, IHR HIRTEN (Come, You Shepherds) An old Bohemian folk carol this arrangement builds from duet, to trio where the melody is played in octaves by tenor and bass, and finally matures in a SATB harmonization that will fetch you back to play it again and again.

JE23

LORD OF THE DANCE – The music is by Joseph Brackett (1979-1882) and became known as the tune to the old Shaker Hymn ‘Tis The Gift To Be Simple. Geisler’s recorder settin is based on the melody adapted by Sidney Carter and vocal arrangement by David Willcocks.  The melody passes throughout the ensemble.

JE31

LULLAY MY LIKING A medieval English Christmas lullaby arranged by Gustave Holst. Each of the five verses express a different mood and alternates with the loveliest of refrains.  Four or 5 parts

JE38

MASTERS IN THIS HALL An old French carol, processional in nature. English words added ca. 1860 by William Morris. Arr. Geisler after Gustav Holst to provide noteworthy fun in 12/8 for all parts and comers!

JE62

MEDITATIVE MEDLEY: In The Bleak Midwinter (Gustav Holst) + O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (Latin Plainsong), + Twas in the moon of Wintertime (Huron Indian Carol). Contemplative beauty  SATB

JE10

MISS FOGARTY’S CHRISTMAS CAKE – An Irish folk tune full of Irish wit!  Here’s a funny musical comedy experience with optional hatchet, saw and dramatic vocals. “You see…the crust was nailed on with glue.”  SATB may be played SA or SAT

JE11

MYXOLYDIAN FA LA LA – Wet for recorders after a vocal arrangement by Peter Ayer, 1983. This is Deck the Halls in a ancient mode.  However it is plenty modern in spirit and is perfect for those festive occasions. A SEXTET SSTTBB

JE63

NOE, NOE, NOE, PSALLITE NOE (Noel, Noel, Noel, Sing Noel), Joannis Mouton. Born in Somme, Framce he was one of the great composer teachers of his time, ranking with Despres & Willaert SATB

JE18

NOEL NOUVELET/NOW THE GREEN BLADE RISETH  A traditional French Christmas carol or English Easter carol. This arrangement requires much finesse and feeling to play well.  Worth the Effort. AATB

JE45

O BEATUM ET SACROSANCTUM DIEM (O blessed and most holy day) Motet for the Feast of the Nativity of Our Lord by Peter Philips (1581-1628) play expressively… quintet SSATB score & parts

JE51       

O COME ALL YE FAITHFUL Words and melody by J.F. Wades 1711-1786. This version is taken from David Willcocks choral arrangement.  For Octet SSAATTB, score and parts

JE66

O HOLY NIGHT – Cantique de Noel lyrics by J.S. Dwight music by A. Adam. A very effective treatment of this beautiful melody with moving triplets in the tenor and bass lines.  The five scores include lyrics of the first verse, remaining verses are on the back page. Intemediate and Up Quintet SATTB

JE30

O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM – From a traditional English carol arranged by Ralph Vaughn Williams.  This version is unfamiliar to most Americans. SATB op. descant, ,may be played SA or SAT

JE39

O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM – Cristoal de Morales lived c. 1500-1553. This is one of the great Spanish piece in this genre, requiring sensitivity, breath control and feeling for Spiritual reality.

JE26

O MAGNUM MYSTERIUM – Tomas Luis de Victoria lived 1549-1611. This is most reverent and beautiful music, which dwells upon the mysteries of Christ’s birth.

JE27

ONCE IN ROYAL DAVID’S CITY A stately English tune used as the processional that begins Cambridge College’s annual Nine Lessons and Carols Page 1 is SATB or SA or SAT, page 2 is SSAATTB

JE40

OVER ALL THE LAND – A traditional Catalonian tune set for recorders after a choir arrangement by Goff Richards.  This is a “Shepherd” song. It comes from the less known Spanish repertoire. Quintet SATTB

JE32

OVER THE RIVER NAD THROUGH THE WOODS – American school song. Set for recorders from a charming and catchy choral arrangement by Wendy William.

JE29

PATAPAN A traditional French folk carol arranged in an old French style with bagpipe imitations, high-pitched bombardes and a fugue of the tune. SATB with optional percussion.

JE52

PATAPAN  Version 2 of this French Carol is arranged for Quintet SSATB, 5 playing scores

JE12

PEOPLE LOOK EAST – A Besancon Advent Carol.  This is likely another that will be new to many but one that you will continue to play.  Both choral and instrumental arrangements are included. SATB may be played SA or SAT

JE25

PRINCE OF LIFE – Cornish miners who came to Grass Valley, CA. to work the deep-down gold mines were hardy men.  They sang their carols in the lusty way they ate and drank!.  SATB but SAT OK

JE41

RIU, RIU, CHIU Spanish tune from the Renaissance, Anon. 1556, arr. By Geisler for Quintet SATTB & tambourine  You must be very familiar with this rhythmically catchy, meter-maddening tune.  Applause will follow!

JE64

ROCKING (Hajej, Nynjej), Czech carol. This simple, childlike lullaby will win your heart. It is the Eastern European equivalent to Away in a Manger SATB

JE57

SANS DAY CAROL (Now the holly bears a berry), Traditional Cornish carol, arranged to take the joyous melody through all parts.  Quintet SATBB, score and parts

JE42     

SHEPHERD’S CAROL (Shiloh), Early American carol by W. Billings (1746-1800)  You’ve probably played some version on this simple tune if not be sure to add it to you Christmas repertoire.

JE43

SONG OF THE BIRDS (El Cant des Aucells), A Spanish carol from Catalonia. Pablo Casals played this tune; it is said, at every performance to publicly acknowledge his Catalonia heritage.  Find out why!

JE19

THERE IS A SEASON (…for everything under heaven), tune by Pete Seeger, verse from Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8. This four-part arrangement passes the Seeger melody throughout the ensemble.  Quartet AATB

JE20

THERE WAS A PIG  A children’s English Christmas ditty. “There was a pig went out to dig/ Chris-i-mas

Day, Chris-i-mas” Repeat 12 times each with a different animal. Lyrics included. It will make a child of you.

JE33

THERE’S A SONG IN THE AIR – A Victorian Christmas hymn.  Plays happily and melodiously on SATB recorders, may be played SA or SAT

JE65

THREE WAYS TO THE MANGER Three versions of this lovely carol - American, English and the Traditional Normandy version.  Intermediate, SATB, multiple scores.

JE53

TU ES PETRUS – Palestrina’s dates are 1525-1594. This motet is for the Feast of St. Peter & St. Paul text: Matthew 16:18,19  Text is on back cover. For Sextet SSATTB, score and parts

JE13

VERY ENGLISH JINGLE BELLS  This is the Victorian version of the tune, definitely recognizable but harmoniously different…very attractively so. For 4 to 6 players. May be played SA or SAT.

JE44

WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS  A traditional English (West Country) carol. Arranged after Arthur Warrell’s choral arrangement.  All parts hurry and scurry about as the melody is bunted about between Soprano, Alto and Tenor while the bass is ever busy fingering its own delectable part.

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WHILE SHEPHERDS WATCHED THEIR FLOCKS – You can’t help but admire Handel’s artful integration of stately form and joyful content. SATB, may be played SA or SAT

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WON’T YOU BUY MY SWEET BLOOMING LAVENDER? – This is a very evocative arrangement of an old English street cry.  Requires very sensitive playing . SATB with optional percussion.

 

 

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