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The Big Book of Christmas Carols II for Clarinet Quartet

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Trad.
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Difficulty
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
Duration
21 minutes
Genre
Classical music and Other
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Quartet
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It’s the Christmas holiday season, and ensembles throughout Christendom get ready to serenade congregations in churches, shoppers in malls, and party goers at festive receptions. Here is Volume II, with 18 more of the best known carols for the Christmas season.

Volume II contains the following carols:

23. Jingle Bells

24. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas

25. Joy to the World

26. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming

27. Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child (The Coventry Carol)

28. O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste, Fideles)

29. O Come, Little Children

30. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel

31. O, Little Town of Bethlehem (American)

32. O, Little Town of Bethlehem (British)

33. O Sactissima

34. O Tannenbaum

35. Silent Night

36. Up on the House Top

37. A Virgin Unspotted

38. We Three Kings of Orient Are

39. We Wish You a Merry Christmas

40. What Child Is This?

Volume I is available at:

www.sibeliusmusic.com/cgi-bin/show_score.pl?scoreid=129603&storeid=452

Volume I contains the following 22 carols:

1. Angels We Have Heard on High

2. Away in a Manger (German)

3. Away in a Manger (British)

4. Away in a Manger (American)

5. The Boar’s Head carol

6. Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

7. Carol of the Bells

8. Come, All Ye Shepherds

9. Deck the Hall

10. Echo Carol

11. The First Noel

12. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen

13. Good Christian Men, Rejoice (In Dulci Jubilo)

14. Good King Wenceslas

15. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing

16. Here We Come A-Wassailing

17. Huron Indian Carol: Jesos Ahatonhia

18. I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day

19. I Saw Three Ships

20. In a Manger He Is Lying

21. Infant so Gentle

22. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear

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