15 classic Christmas carols arranged for 2 melody instruments, guitar & piano. Suitable for the D tin whistle and Irish flute. Audio tracks included. eBook: 42 pages / Audio Tracks: 15 .mp3 files
From the Preface:
With hearts full of joy and wonder, we sought to create something special this Advent & Christmas season. With much excitement we present to you…
Emerald Duets: Christmas, Volume 1.
The arrangements are simple yet artful, with parts for two melody instruments, piano & guitar. The melody lines are suitable for most C instruments and optimized for the D tin whistle and Irish flute. Peter’s piano arrangements are accessible yet satisfying and at times, dramatic. Guitarists will enjoy Blayne’s thoughtful guitar chord voicing.
While you are welcome to play the arrangements exactly as written, with all four instruments playing the entire song, we would like to encourage your creativity as well. The songs are meant to be repeated more than once, and on each repeat you can use different combinations of parts. For example, you might try playing a song through once with only guitar and melody, and then the second time through add the piano and harmony. Or start with the bare piano accompaniment as a prelude and then add one part at a time in a slow crescendo. Pianists who enjoy improvising can use Peter's piano arrangements as a framework to build on as they see fit...
Angels We Have Heard on High
Away in a Manger
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
In the Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Joy to the World
Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Little Town of Bethlehem
The First Noel
The Holly & the Ivy
The Wexford Carol
What Child is This
Why in eBook format?
We chose the eBook format for this project as, even though it might seem nice at first to have a hard copy, you will soon want to make multiple copies (we permit 4 sets of printouts per purchase) so that you can play this music with others. It is much more convenient to simply hit "print" on your computer than have to run to the copy shop to have copies run. Also, you don't have to wait to receive it! You can start playing the music with others today instead of waiting for the mail to arrive which is slower than usual during the holidays. Also, for those of you with eBook readers such as the Kindle, iPad or even iPhone will enjoy having these PDF and .mp3 files with you at all times!