Did you know that many of the familiar Christmas carols and songs were written in the U.S.A.?
Now you can read about favorite Christmas carols and songs and for those who wish to perform Christmas music, there is a Supplement in the back of the book with sheet music arrangements.
This vast multimedia collection in the American Music Resource Editions (AMRE) series
contains over 100 files including audio and video bonus features, and is titled:
Celebrate, Rejoice and Sing! Christmas Music in America (AMRE No. 7)
The book is filled with fascinating facts, compiled and written by the respected
music preservationist and composer, Roger L. Hall.
These are the chapters in the book:
I. Christmas Music in America: A Chronology (1770-1995)
II. Joy to the World: Lyrics to American Carols
1. BOSTON - music by William Billings, 1778
JUDEA - words & music by William Billings, 1778
3. BETHLEHEM - music by William Billings, 1778
4. SHERBURNE - music by Daniel read, 1785
5. CAROL - music by Supply Belcher, 1794
6. NEW BETHLEHEM - music by Edward French, 1799
7. "While once in Judah's lovely land" - words & music by Elder John Dunlavy, 1815
8. "Joy to the world the Lord is come" - music by Lowell Mason,1848
9. "It Came Upon The Midnight Clear" - Richard S. Willis, 1850
10. "We Three Kings Of Orient Are" - John Henry Hopkins, 1857
11. "Up On The Housetop" - words & music by Benjamin R. Hanby, 1860
12. "I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day" - J. Baptiste Calkin & Johnny Marks
13. "O Little Town Of Bethlehem"
- music by Lewis Redner, 1868
14. "Away In A Manger" - - James R. Murray,1887 & William Kirkpatrick,1895
15. "A Christmas Carol" - words & music by Charles Ives, 1894
III. White Christmas: Top 25 ASCAP Christmas Songs
IV. It's A Wonderful Life: Christmas Music in Movies and Television
V. O Little Town of Bethlehem: Christmas Music in Concert
VI. The Dark Night is Ending: Christmas Music on Radio
VII. Bibliography: Where to Look for More information
VIII. Discography: Recommended Christmas Music
IX. Supplement: Sheet Music
1. Santa Claus (Air with Variations) for piano - music by Edwin Arthur Jones
2. The Prince Of Peace for mixed chorus - music by Roger Lee L. Hall
3. He Whom Shepherds Once Came Praising for soloist and mixed chorus - Roger L. Hall
Hail To The Joyous Day for mixed chorus - Roger L. Hall
5. The Dark Night Is Ending for soloist or unison chorus - Roger L. Hall
6. Celebrate, Rejoice And Sing! for mixed chorus - Roger L. Hall
Bonus Audio (42 tracks)
Album No. 1: "An Old-Fashioned American Christmas" (24 tracks) - a Christmas Eve radio special with special guest, Roger Hall, who discusses American Christmas carols and songs.
Listen to a few music samples -- for streaming only (©AMRC):
A Christmas Carol -- words & music by Charles Ives (1894)
Heavenly Music -- words & music by Nelson Phillips (1853)/ed. by Roger L. Hall
Album No. 2: "Christmas Music at the Movies" (12 tracks) - Christmas Eve radio special with guest: Roger Hall
including such songs as: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and "White Christmas"
plus highlights from the beloved film, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, score by Dimitri Tiomkin.
These two music albums are also available on separate CDs. To write for the cost per CD -- click here
Also available on the DVD:
"Six Carols for Christmas" - arranged by Roger Lee Hall
and all of them are First Recordings.
Click the links for music samples -- for streaming only (©AMRC):
O Come, O Come Emmanuel (1977)
Prepare the Royal Highway (1978)
The Prince of Peace (Shaker song)(1982)
He Whom Shepherds Once Came Praising (1978)
Hail to the Joyous day (1977)
The Dark Night Is Ending (from "The Musical Telephone" play, 1988)
There are video clips of Shaker spirituals arranged by Roger Lee Hall,
including "Celestial Praises" [shown above in alphabet music notation)
featuring The Canterbury Singers, Kathryn Southworth, Director,
and the Plymouth Church Choir, John D. Herr, Director.
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