Three Christmas Carols
Arranged for Saxophone Quartet, SATB by AMA
The Magpie by Claude Monet
In the Bleak Mid Winter
Based on the version by Gustav Holst - 1906
In Dulce Jubilo
Thought to be by Heinrich Seuse - C 1328
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)
Christmas Market around the Cathedral, Mainz, Germany.
Photo by Ruth and Joe Barrett, December 2017