Good King Wenceslas

Composer
trad.
Arranger
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The words to the carol "Good King Wenceslas" were written by John Mason Neale and published in 1853, the music originates in Finland 300 years earlier. This Christmas carol is unusual as there is no reference in the lyrics to the nativity. Good King Wenceslas was the king of Bohemia in the 10th century. He was a Catholic and was martyred following his assassination by his brother Boleslaw and his supporters, his Saint's Day is September 28th, and he is the Patron Saint of the Czech Republic. St. Stephen's feast day was celebrated on 26th December which is why this song is sung as a Christmas carol. I hope you enjoy this short arrangement which is a mixture of straight time and ragtime picking. Have fun!


Score ID
67726
Composer
trad.
Arranger
Lyricist
John Mason Neale
Difficulty
Easy (Grades 1-3)
Duration
1 minute
Instrumentation
Solo instrument (Acoustic Guitar [notation])
Genre
Other
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