Monday, November 25, 2019

Easy Christmas carol arrangements for choirs and audiences

If you’re anything like me, you leave everything to the last minute.

In which case, you might be short of simple arrangements for your Christmas concert. Well, I’m here to help!

Unless you’ve been thinking about Christmas since June (believe me, many choruses do), you may well find you have a few gaps in your Christmas concert repertoire.

Or perhaps – like me – you enjoy teaching a simple harmony arrangement to the audience at the end of your concerts (great recruiting tool!).

I’ve just released six simple arrangements of some well-known Christmas carols. All except one (which is SATB) are in three parts with not too great a range. They can be sung SAT or by voices of one gender, or mix the octaves – plenty of scope.

I’ve taught all the songs to audiences before and they’ve done down really well.

The six carols are:
  • Angels from the realms of glory
  • Ding dong merrily on high
  • God rest ye merry gentlemen
  • The holly and the ivy
  • Sans Day carol (Cornwall)
  • We wish you a merry Christmas

You can find them in the Easy British Christmas carols tab on the song arrangements page of my website.

And if you look under the Complete listings tab, you'll find some other Christmas songs:
  • O come Emmanuel (Veni, veni Emmanuel)
  • Away upon the mountain top (Da droben am berge)
  • Stille nacht (Silent night)

What's more they're very cheap, available as recorded parts and/or sheet music and you only need to buy one copy!

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Chris Rowbury




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