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Carols New and Old - A Virgin Unspotted


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kristyjo

 Genre: Holiday

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I've been delving into the historical Christmas Carol book "Christmas Carols New and Old". It is by John Stainer and Henry Bramley. Published in 1871, it is often credited as one of the early collections that kept the old English Christmas carol from falling into disuse. There are several Victorian carols that were written at the time of publication, but there are many old carols, too. I'm arranging some of these carols for different instrumentation. This first posting is a handbell arrangement of "A Virgin Unspotted" I'd originally arranged it for my 6th grade bell players, but then realized that the title is a bit uncomfortable for those students. I went ahead and did a more complex arrangement for my own satisfaction, and arranged "Good King Wenceslaus" for the kids. This is written for a two octave bell or chime choir. If you'd like a pdf copy of it for your own bell choir, I can send it to you via email. I arrange everything in Finale, then drop the midi file into garageband for detail work. The illustration is from the book, which has been digitized, and is online.
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Uploaded: Dec 04, 2011 - 08:25:12 PM
Last Updated: Dec 04, 2011 - 08:25:12 PM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 07:26:40 AM
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Philip18 said 2177 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Carols
A pretty tune played delightfully. It's getting to be that time of year! Thanks for sharing this.
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crissew said 2177 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Very nice
Have not heard this before. It is gorgeous, love the bell sound too. Enjoyed it, it got me in the holiday spirit for sure.
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Feter said 2177 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
New and Old
This is so lovely !
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PatriciaGirl said 2177 days ago (December 4th, 2011)
Lovely
Beautifully performed. The tones of the chimes are pretty sounding and wonderfully arranged. Thanks for the bit of history and for sharing.

pg
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mrattue said 2176 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Ahh
Christmas is coming. I've another ten days at sea before i hopefully get home for it and those bells are perfect for introducing the festival spirit!

Much enjoyed. Thank you

marc
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richard13 said 2176 days ago (December 5th, 2011)
Very pretty
Such a lovely sound is perfect for Christmas. Maybe you could record the kids playing Wenceslaus. Nice addition to the holiday playlist, thanks and have a wonderful holiday.
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Name: Kristine Johanek
Location: Marshfield WI United States
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I've been performing, composing and teaching music for many years. I enjoy arranging traditional and classic pieces, and also enjoy composing original music. I'll write for whomever will perform my music, so I've written for children's choirs, co... [see more]

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