Christmas Music

More Christmas for 2, 3 or 4 Guitars originated as a small collection of ensemble pieces for use with beginning guitar classes. Over time the idea grew into the present two volume collection. Our goal with these arrangements is to give guitarists, teachers, and ensemble coaches a trove of moderately easy pieces from which to choose whenever Christmas music is desired. The arrangements are intended for four players, but will also work quite well for just two or three players. The edition is laid out so that 1) there are no page turns during a piece and 2) except for the Guitar 1 part, the players stay in first position. There are only single lines for each player except for a few natural harmonics. To make reading easier, Guitarists 1 and 3 share a staff as do Guitarists 2 and 4. This also allows the arrangements to be played as duets by more advanced players, all while keeping the parts interlocked. For most of the pieces we have given not only the traditional harmonies but a modest variation for variety and interest: players are invited to customize these arrangements in any way they would like, such as adding other instruments.We are including the name of the arranger (Glenn Caluda, Joseph Mayes and Manley Mallard) for each piece, but would like you to know that this project was a group effort, collaboration we three enjoyed. ($34.00)

Christmas for 2, 3 or 4 Guitars originated as a small collection of ensemble pieces for use with beginning guitar classes. Over time the idea grew into the present two volume collection. Our goal with these arrangements is to give guitarists, teachers, and ensemble coaches a trove of moderately easy pieces from which to choose whenever Christmas music is desired. The arrangements are intended for four players, but will also work quite well for just two or three players. The edition is laid out so that 1) there are no page turns during a piece and 2) except for the Guitar 1 part, the players stay in first position. There are only single lines for each player except for a few natural harmonics in “O come, O come, Emmanuel”. To make reading easier, Guitarists 1 and 3 share a staff as do Guitarists 2 and 4. This also allows the arrangements to be played as duets by more advanced players, all while keeping the parts interlocked. For most of the pieces we have given not only the traditional harmonies but a modest variation for variety and interest: players are invited to customize these arrangements in any way they would like, such as adding other instruments.We are including the name of the arranger (Glenn Caluda, Joseph Mayes and Manley Mallard) for each piece, but would like you to know that this project was a group effort, collaboration we three enjoyed. ($30.00)


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As heard on the CD Christmas Music for Guitar by guitarist Adam Kossler. These Carols are elegantly and inventively reharmonized with new and interesting variations. Included are In Dulci Juubilo / Good Christian Men Rejoice; March of The Kings; Wexford Carol and We Wish You A Merry Christmas. Challenging but accessible, intermediate to advanced difficulty.
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Christmas Music for Solo Guitar arranged by Adam Kossler. Includes: Dance Arabe, Carol of The Bells, Coventry Carol and Patapan. ($15.00)

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Four Christmas Carols arranged by Dove Award winning pianist and composer Mark Hayes and transcribed and arranged by Manley Mallard with kind permission of Lorenz Corporation. ($30.00)

Four beautifully arranged and reharmonized carols (What Child Is ThisGod Rest You Merry GentlemenBring A Torch Jeanette Isabella, and Go Tell it on The Mountain) that both your students and audiences will surely enjoy. Mark Hayes arrangements are upbeat with gospel and jazz grooves which sound great on guitar.
 

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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, traditional Christmas Carol arranged by John Cardoni ($15.00)


An inventive reharmonization with a country/bluegrass flavor alternating duple and triple meters. This arrangement is fun and sure to please. Intermediate to advanced.

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Villancico de Navidad by Agustin Barrios Mangore transcribed and arranged for Guitar Ensemble by Manley Mallard ($10.00)


Written in El Salvador in 1943 Villancico de Navidad (‘Christmas Carol’) was dedicated to the infant Matilda Arias with the dedication ‘The angels sing to Matilda in her days’. Intermediate difficulty.

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Dance Arabe by Peter I. Tchaikowsky, transcribed and arranged for five guitars by Manley Mallard ($10.00)


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Dance of The Reed Pipes by Peter I. Tchaikowsky, transcribed and arranged for four guitars and contrabass guitar by Manley Mallard ($10.00)


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Dance of The Sugar Plum Fairy by Peter I. Tchaikowsky, transcribed and arranged for Guitar Quartet by Manley Mallard ($10.00)


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We Three Kings by John Henry Hopkins arranged for Guitar Quartet by Martin Davey ($20.00)


This arrangement was written in 1995 for the Millikin University Guitar Ensemble by former student Martin Davey. It’s a fun modal excursion with simple and compound meters. Includes harmonics, koto imitation, clarinet tone and pizzacato effects. Intermediate difficulty.

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Do you Hear What I Hear by Noel Regney and Gloria Shayne. Arranged by Ryan Trommer. A beautiful and accessible arrangement of this Holiday classic. Easy to intermediate difficulty. ($10.00)