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The Joy of Christma THE BEST LOVED CAROLS, HYMNS, SONGS AND SOLOS Arranged for piano with words and chord names for playing and singing by DENES AGAY. ‘Yorktown Music Press,Inc. The Joy of Christmas The custom of celebrating Christmas with songs is as old as Chris- tianity itself. The very first carol was sung by the angelic choir over the hills of Judea to announce the birth of the Child: “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” To be sure, these songs were not always called carols, During the first centuries of our Christian era they were strictly devotional hymns, but from the 13th century on, under the influence of the great humanitarian, St. Francis of Assisi, Christmas music acquired a more lighthearted, secu- lar character. The word “carol” means many things today—joy, singing, devotion, holiday spirit and even dancing. This folio provides abundant mate” rial for all Yuletide music making: singing in family groups, schools, churches and an inspiring repertoire for pianists, organists and guitar strummers. The Joy Of Christmas contains the best loved carols, hymns, Christmas songs, rounds and a good number of instrumental solo pieces by the masters. All arrangements are new and easy to play As one of the earliest Sth century English Carols suggests “Make we merry, both more and less, for now is the time of Chris-te-mas!” Contents FINS to Fetes Old Latin Hymn ey Angels From The Realms Of Glory. Henry Smart SHANG) Anecls We Have Heard On High French temebed As Lately We Watched Austrian As With Gladness, Men Of Old Conrad Kocher ‘Away In A Manger Behold ‘That Star Birthday Of A King, ‘The Luther's Cradle Hymn ssc Spiritual Carol William H. Neidlinger Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella French Cantique De Noel Adolphe Adam Carillon On A French Carol Denes Agay Christ Was Born On Christmas Day sess German Christians Awake John Wainright Christmas Is Coming Three-Voice Round ‘Traditional Come All Ye Shepherds Cech Deck The Halls Welsh Ding-Dong Merrily On High French First Noél, The ‘Traditional Friendly Beasts, The English From Heaven High I Come To You ‘Martin Luther Fum, Fum, Fum Spanish Gesii Bambin Tralian Go Tell It On The Mountain Spiritual Carol God Be With You Swiss God Bless All Two-Voice Round ‘Traditional God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen . English Golden Carol, The - : English Good Christian Men, Rejoice German Good King Wenceslas “Latin Spring Carol Hark! The Herald Angels Sing. . Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholéy Hear The Angel Voices Two-Voice Round Hungerian Here We Come A-Caroling Entth Wasa Sone Holly And The Ivy, The -...-.-» English T Heard The Bells On Christmas Dar. “J. Baptiste Colkin 1 Saw Three Ships : + English 1 Wonder As I Wander “Appalachian Carol In Dulei Jubilo seseeeess German Te Came Upon The Midnight Clear Richard S, Willis Jesus Was Born To Mary Italian uW 4B 8 3 17 7 16 66 38 62 52 41 50 49 B 79 15 34 31 38 23 32 10 19 69 24 18 20 12 2 56 36 26 2 25 31 20 9 32 Jingle Bells Jolly Old Saint Nicholas Joy To The World - Lo, How A Rose Lullaby Carol : Luther's Cradle Hymn March Of The Three Kings . Masters In This Hall Night Of Nights O Chrisemas Tree © Come All Ye Faithful O Come Little Children O Holy Night O Litele Town Of Bethlehem Oh, How Joyfully. Saviour Sweet O Sanetissima O Tannenbaum Old French Carol « James Pierpont : ‘Traditional Gore Friedrich Hiindel + Michael Praetorius - Polish Provencal Melody French-English “Mendelssoha-Agay German ++ Old Latin Hymn + Johann A. P. Schule Adolphe Adam + Sicilian Hyma Johann Sebastian Bach Pastorale from the “Christmas Concerta” .. Arcangelo Corelli Pat-A-Pan « French Rejoice And Be Merry English Rise Up, Shepherd, And Follow + Spiritual Carol Serenade To The Holy Family theme from the oratorio “The Childhood of Christ” Hector Berlioz Silent Night Franz. Gruber Sing, Shepherds! Hungarian Slumber Song Of The Infant Jesus Frangois Gevaert Swiss Noal Louis-Claude Daquin ‘Twelve Days Of Christmas, The English Up On The Housetop Traditional Vieux Noél (César Franck Virgin’s Lullaby, The - Dadley Buck We Three Kings Of Orient Are ..» John Henry Hopkins, J. We Wish You A Merry Christmas English ‘While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks Georg Friedrich Handel Willie, Bring Your Little Drum French 70 35 29 2B 45 60 68 39 28