A selection of Yuletide or Christmas music and carols from the 13th to 18th Centuries adapted for the Ukulele or Renaissance Guitar, using musical notation, chords and tablature.
Ancient music written for the modern ukulele ….. None!
Playing ancient music on the ukulele ….. Absolutely!
This selection of Yuletide or Christmas music and carols from the 13th to 18th Centuries are adapted for the Ukulele or Renaissance Guitar, using musical notation, chords and tablature. The pieces in this book are roughly in date order. If the music and words date from different times, it is the age of the music used to determine the order. Notes about the selected pieces are at the back of the book. A separate section is included with the words for singing along.
Medieval Period (before 1500)
Cherry Tree Carol
In dulci jubilo (Good Christian Men, Rejoice)
Tempus adest floridum (Good King Winceslas)
Un flambeau, Jeanette, Isabelle (Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella)
Renaissance Period (1500 to early 1600’s)
Branle de L’Official (Ding Dong Merrily on High)
Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (Lo, how a Rose e’er bloomin)
The First Nowell
Greensleeves (What Child is This?)
Riu Riu Chiu
Baroque Period (early 1600’s to 1750)
The Holly and the Ivy
Tochter Zion, Freue Dich (Daughter of Zion, Rejoice)
Classical Period (1750 to early 1800’s)
Ar Hyd y Nos (All Through the Night)
El Noi de la Mare (The Child of the Mother)
Recordings of the instrumental version of these pieces are posted on SoundCloud (search for The Yuletide Ukulele or Ancient Music for Ukulele).
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