Three Christmas Carols

Arranged for Saxophone Quartet, SATB by AMA


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The Magpie by Claude Monet

In the Bleak Mid Winter

Based on the version by Gustav Holst - 1906


3' 01"

In Dulce Jubilo

Thought to be by Heinrich Seuse - C 1328


2' 11"

The image to the right illustrates the melody of  In Dulce Jubilo (In sweet rejoicing), as published in the 1582 Finnish music collection, Piae Cantiones.

Supplementary information gleaned from Wikipedia, with much appreciation.

Ding Dong, Merrily on High

The tune first appeared for secular dancing known under the title "Branle de l'Official"

in Orchésographie, a dance book written by Jehan Tabourot (1519–1593)


2' 33"

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Christmas Market around the Cathedral, Mainz, Germany.

Photo by Ruth and Joe Barrett, December  2017