A La Nanita Nana
Angels We Have Heard on High/Deck the Halls
The Coventry Carol
Fum, Fum, Fum
Ríu, Ríu, Chíu
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow/Go Tell It on the Mountain
Masters in This Hall
What Child is This?
Ding Dong! Merrily on High/Good King Wenceslas
Notes from the arranger
The Christmas carols used in this publication have been arranged for melody instrument with harp accompaniment (lever or pedal). However, there is quite a bit of interplay between the two instruments as well as some solo sections for each of them. So, this is more than just a melody plus accompaniment book.
Guitar chords are included so that if the transcribed accompaniment sections do not suit the harper or harpist, a chordal accompaniment may be used instead. The arrangements are presented in an order that facilitates lever changes between pieces so that the entire collection can be played as a “suite” of carols. However, individual selections may be extracted as desired.
Dynamic markings, fingerings, breath marks, lever and pedal changes are provided throughout. But musicians should use whatever expressive markings and lever/pedal adjustments suit them, no matter what this book says!
Two arrangements in this book were adapted from the solo harp collection of “Christmas Classics Volume One”: Silent Night and The Coventry Carol. So, if you own that collection, you will recognize these two arrangements, albeit in a slightly different guise.