Archive for December 21, 2016

Carol of the Birds

“Carol of the Birds” is a traditional Catalan Christmas carol. I have arranged it in the instrumental style of the Shadows.

December 21, 2016 at 2:59 pm Leave a comment

Jolly Old St Nicolas

“Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” is a secular Christmas song that originated with a poem by Emily Huntington Miller (1833-1913), published as “Lilly’s Secret” in 1865.  The song is traditionally performed to a melody which James Lord Pierpont wrote in 1857 for the original version of “Jingle Bells”.

For a “B” section, I have used “The Boar’s Head Carol”, a 15th century English Christmas carol that describes the ancient tradition of sacrificing a boar and presenting its head at a Yuletide feast.

As usual, my instrumental arrangement is in 1960’s guitar-rock style.

December 21, 2016 at 2:41 pm Leave a comment


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