Christmas Carols

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This project started when my boys were toddlers, partly to entertain them and partly to entertain myself as I was a bit isolated musically. Some thirty years later, during my sabbatical from teaching at the University of Michigan in fall of 2011, I had some time to consider many such partially completed projects.

I was fortunate to have the help of Bryan Kolk to convert my pencil sketches into Finale files

These are polyphonic settings, so great exercise for chords, some four-finger work, harmonics and more.


Adeste Fidelis
As with Gladness Men of Old
Away in the Manger
Bring a torch . . . (all in harmonics)
Cherry Tree Carol
Coventry Carol
God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
How Brightly Beams the Morning Star
O Come, Little Children (with variations)
O Little Town of Bethlehem
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In (with variations)
What Child is This (with variations)