Merry Little Christmas

From the pen of Paul Wynn, here’s a new version of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.

Here’s the sound file of everyone together:

and each of the parts:



Here are some Christmassy treats. Some of these won’t work online, but we’ll look at The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting…) on pages 13-18. A few of us know this arrangement well – it’s quite complicated, which is no bad thing.

Our second choice is Rudolph, which is a lot easier. We may dip into that as a sightreading exercise.

Don’t print out all of these though – we’re going to steer well clear of the other three.

I can’t find a recording of these, but here’s the tutti backing track for Chestnuts:

and for the individual parts:


The Crown of Roses

I don’t believe I’ve ever sung Tchaikovsky’s Crown of Roses with the Phil. So I guess some of you will know it well, and some not at all. It’s in Carols for Choirs Book 1, and 100 Carols for Choirs. It’ll be a nice sightreading exercise, and a bit of fun for the second basses wanting a bottom B natural.

Here’s the score:

…and some audio files: