All Discussions Tagged 'Christmas' (7)

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Away in a Manger: Arrangement in 2 parts

You will need at least a 30 note Psaltery to play the lower part of this song as it reaches down to F below middle C. You can use one of th…

Started by Tamara Conder

3 Jan 9, 2014
Reply by NaloMeli

Christmas Songs On The Right Side

We had a discussion about modes at the East Tennessee Psaltery Gathering in November.  During that discussion we demonstrated that if a son…

Started by Dave Holeton

0 Dec 10, 2013

Sheet Music for November 2012 - Angels We Have Heard on High

Continuing in the holiday mode this month's song is Angels We Have Heard on High. Christmas tunes are fantastic on the bowed psaltery! Ange…

Started by Donna Malus

1 Nov 6, 2013
Reply by Brongaar

Sheet Music for October 2012 - Christmas Eve is Here

To help us all get into the Christmas spirit I'll be posting Christmas tunes for the next few months. Thanks to Tish and Greg Westman for t…

Started by Donna Malus

2 Oct 18, 2012
Reply by Donna Malus

Silent Night in 3 parts

This was originally an acapella vocal arrangment in D flat Major by Frederick Kjaer Zeuthen, sang in Dutch. Sadly, I can't remember where I…

Started by Tamara Conder

1 Sep 12, 2012
Reply by Ivan Bradley

Good King Wenceslas, arrangement in 3 parts

Hi all, I wrote this up for our little psaltery group in Southern Illinois to hopefully play this holiday season and thought the rest of y…

Started by Tamara Conder

3 Sep 12, 2012
Reply by Tamara Conder

Not the Ordinary Holiday Music

The summer is already over and the holidays are coming quickly. Now's a good time to start working on Christmas/Holiday music. Dona Benkert…

Started by Donna Malus

27 Dec 15, 2011
Reply by Dave Holeton


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