Various, Coles: Merry Christmas!

(Arranger: Paul Coles)

  • 40 Christmas Favourites for guitar (2019)
  • for guitar
  • Instrumentation details:
    guitar
  • Composer: Various Paul Coles
  • Arranger: Paul Coles
  • Table of contents:
    Tate Nahum: While Shepherds Watched
    Kirkpatrick Williams James: Away in a Manger
    Gruber Franz Xaver: Silent Night • Stille Nacht
    Traditional: Good King Wenceslas
    Traditional: The First Nowell
    Traditional: I Saw Three Ships
    Sharp Cecil: The Holly and the Ivy
    Traditional: Good Christian Men, Rejoice • In dulci jubilo
    Goss John: See, Amid the Winter's Snow
    Traditional: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
    Traditional: O Come, All Ye Faithful • Adeste fideles
    Traditional: Coventry Carol
    Gauntlett H.J.: Once in Royal David's City
    Hopkins John Henry: We Three Kings of Orient Are
    Traditional: A Child This Day Is Born
    Mendelssohn Bartholdy Felix: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
    Traditional: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
    Pierpoint James: Jingle Bells
    Traditional: Dormi, dormi, bel bambin
    Traditional: Quelle est cette odeur agréable?
    Händel Georg Friedrich: Tochter Zion, freue dich
    Bach Johann Sebastian: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
    Traditional: O Christmas Tree • O Tannenbaum
    Traditional: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
    Traditional: Auld Lang Syne
    Traditional: Les angers dans nos campagnes • Hört der Engel helle Lieder
    Traditional: Leise rieselt der Schnee
    Traditional: Kommet, ihr Hirten
    Traditional: Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris
    Traditional: Il est né le divin enfant
    Coles Paul: Bells They Are a Ringing Loud and Clear
    Coles Paul: Christmas Tree and Holly Leaves
    Coles Paul: Little Children Listen Now: Jesus Christ Is Born
    Coles Paul: Church Bells Ring
    Coles Paul: Little Baby in the Crib
    Coles Paul: Journey of the Magi
    Coles Paul: Stars in the Night Sky
    Coles Paul: Dingle Dells
    Coles Paul: On Christmas Eve
    Coles Paul: Caribbean Christmas Song
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Paul (*1952) Coles: Merry Christmas! for guitar | UE21679

40 Christmas Favourites

  • Edition type: sheet music
  • Grade: 3-6
  • Format: 23.2 × 30.5 cm
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-7652-6
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-08980-0
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Description

This selection of thirty traditional Christmas Carols for classical guitar includes some of the most beautiful carols from several countries, most of which are well known. There are also ten new compositions which, although they have no lyrics, are intended to create a festive flavour to complement the popular songs.
 
Written generally for the early to intermediate-level player to enjoy, there are a few songs that are a little more advanced but, in the main, they are simple arrangements.
 
If you would like to sing these carols, simple chord accompaniments and song lyrics are included. (Paul Coles)

Sample Pages

Contents

  • Tate Nahum: While Shepherds Watched
  • Kirkpatrick Williams James: Away in a Manger
  • Gruber Franz Xaver: Silent Night • Stille Nacht
  • Traditional: Good King Wenceslas
  • Traditional: The First Nowell
  • Traditional: I Saw Three Ships
  • Sharp Cecil: The Holly and the Ivy
  • Traditional: Good Christian Men, Rejoice • In dulci jubilo
  • Goss John: See, Amid the Winter's Snow
  • Traditional: God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
  • Traditional: O Come, All Ye Faithful • Adeste fideles
  • Traditional: Coventry Carol
  • Gauntlett H.J.: Once in Royal David's City
  • Hopkins John Henry: We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • Traditional: A Child This Day Is Born
  • Mendelssohn Bartholdy Felix: Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Traditional: It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
  • Pierpoint James: Jingle Bells
  • Traditional: Dormi, dormi, bel bambin
  • Händel Georg Friedrich: Tochter Zion, freue dich
  • Bach Johann Sebastian: Ich steh an deiner Krippen hier
  • Traditional: O Christmas Tree • O Tannenbaum
  • Traditional: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
  • Traditional: Auld Lang Syne
  • Traditional: Les angers dans nos campagnes • Hört der Engel helle Lieder
  • Traditional: Leise rieselt der Schnee
  • Traditional: Kommet, ihr Hirten
  • Traditional: Entre le bœuf et l'âne gris
  • Traditional: Il est né le divin enfant
  • Coles Paul: Bells They Are a Ringing Loud and Clear
  • Coles Paul: Christmas Tree and Holly Leaves
  • Coles Paul: Little Children Listen Now: Jesus Christ Is Born
  • Coles Paul: Church Bells Ring
  • Coles Paul: Little Baby in the Crib
  • Coles Paul: Journey of the Magi
  • Coles Paul: Stars in the Night Sky
  • Coles Paul: Dingle Dells
  • Coles Paul: On Christmas Eve
  • Coles Paul: Caribbean Christmas Song
  • Traditional: Quelle est cette odeur agréable?

Recommended by

Andrew Gough, British guitarist and teacher (http://www.classicalguitar.org.uk/): 
“The 40 pieces will definitely be playable by many grade 3 - 6 students, however I’m sure there’ll be grade 7+ players who would enjoy them just as much and make use of them if doing a Christmas gig!”

Roberto Limon, internationally performing guitarist
“I have passed beautiful moments reading and playing this wonderful edition. The capacity of Paul Coles to synthesize the melody and the harmony without losing the beauty of the original songs, show the talent and great experience and good taste in these musical arrangements by Paul Coles, besides enriching this kind of repertoire with his own compositions which are wonderfully written. I am sure that the ‘Merry Christmas’ album will be a strong incentive so young and mature guitarists are drawn near to the classical guitar world.” 

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