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All, Thought some of you might enjoy learning a few Christmas songs (from Christmas Concertina) so you can get ready for the big holiday season. So, here's an easy version of Silent Night, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and perhaps my favorite arrangement in the whole book - In the Bleak Midwinter. The music includes the melody in regular musical notation along with button numbers for Anglo Concertina (Wheatstone/Lachenal accidentals). Also posted is an explanation of the tablature and numbering system. And, you can hear videos of these arrangements at: https://www.youtube.com/user/angloconc(Christmas Concertina playlist). Enjoy! Gary SilentNight-CHRISTMAS-CONCERTINA.pdf HarkTheHeraldAngelsSing-CHRISTMAS-CONCERTINA.pdf InTheBleakMidwinter-CHRISTMAS-CONCERTINA.pdf Tablature-Example-CHRISTMAS-CONCERTINA.pdf
I am invited to play at a Charles Dickens-themed event next month. There is no requirement of historical accuracy but I am curious what carols and Christmas music would have been played on concertina in Victorian times and in what settings. Were Christmas carols that we know now performed to different tunes then?
Thought you all might appreciate this sneak preview of a new book of Christmas tunes especially arranged for 30-button Anglo concertina, which will be available shortly through Amazon in the US, UK and Europe and hopefully through The Button Box as well. 110 pages, 50 tunes, utilizing the same tablature system as "Anglo Concertina in the Harmonic Style". In addition to old standards like "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Hark the Herald Angels Sing", it also includes folk classics likes "Jacob's Well" and "Shepherds Arise". The melody lines of all tunes are shown in standard musical notation, so can be played by any concertina, or any other musical instrument. 2013-11-30: Mentioned elsewhere, but appropriate here as well, I'm adding one tune a day from the book to YouTube (angloconc channel) in the spirit of those wonderful old Advent Calendars. Enjoy! Gary
White Horse Morris Men are having a night off on Wednesday December 4th and hosting JOHN KIRKPATRICK'S CHRISTMAS SHOW. It will be at Wylye Village Hall, Wiltshire at 8pm and tickets at £ 10.00 are still available. Of course it will be a smashing evening Further details from: Mike Dixon (email@example.com)or more details can be found at http://www.wylyevillagehall.co.uk/folk I am posting this on Concertina.net on their behalf, because although they have people from far and wide coming, it would be great to let more people know. Chris