The International Book of Christmas Carols

Books | Voice, Piano Accompaniment

Catalogue No: HL08500012
Series: Walton Choral
Format: Sheet Music | Vocal Work

164 easy arrangements with chords of carols from around the world, complete with lyrics in the original language as well as English. This special collection also includes historical background information on the observance of Christmas through the years and notes about specific carols to give added understanding. Songs are included from England, Italy, Latin America, Spain, Scandinavia, Poland, Czech Republic, and more.

Note on the arrangements:

"We have worked to make this book both flexible and useful. The Piano accompaniments have been kept simple, but much effort has gone into making them musically interesting and satisfying. Chord indications are given for every carol so that the accompaniments may be played on Chord Organs, Accordions, Guitars, Ukuleles and other fretted instruments. A detailed chart demonstrating how to finger chords for fretted instruments is given at the back of the book.

We have been careful to keep the voice ranges of the songs comfortable and the texts singable. Since harmony parts always add much pleasure to singing, we have retained traditional four-part arrangements of the most familiar carols and hymns. For the others, we have provided a second part to go along with the melody (printed in smaller notes) that may be sung, or played on the Recorder, Flute, Violin or on other non-transposing instruments." - Walter Ehret, George K. Evans

ISBN: 9780828903783
Skill Level: Easy Explain this
Published on: 27 September 2010
No of pages: 338
Language: English
Publisher: Walton Music
 
     
       

        The International Book of Christmas Carols reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        Quality of content
        8.7
        Value for money
        9.3
        Overall rating
        8.0
        Scores 8.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
        8 out of 10

        Phillip

        Newport GB Highly experienced choral singer.
        +
        The wide range of carols.
        For me this is a very good 'reference' book for foreign carols, but I would have much preferred a SATB edition.
        Confirmed purchase: 28 October 2015
        Published on: 15 November 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

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        dont like this at all wish I hadn't ordered it
        Anonymous - (Doncaster, United Kingdom)
        5
        An excellent and comprehensive collection of carols from all over the world, and including the words in the original languages, which does not always happen! Ideal for someone like myself, who is interested in playing various instruments, and studying different languages and cultures.
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