Hammered Dulcimer,
Living History, Scottish Fiddle &
Traditional Music

DULCIMERS

For December, several Christmas songs that are new to the site.

BOOKS

Angels we Have Heard on High - Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls - God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - the version sung today

MUSIC

I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day - The lyrics were by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

CDs

It Came Upon the Midnight Clear - The lyrics for this carol can also be sung to the tune of "Ghost Riders in the Sky"....but should they?

LIVING HISTORY

Jingle Bells - In case you forgot it. - Joy to the World - All the notes in a D scale

HUMOR

Marche des Rois - traditional French Christmas Carol set in A minor

STORES

Here we Come a Wassailing - English caroling song

MUSIC TUTOR

And some other Christmas songs you can consider.
Twelve Days - An 18th century American setting of "Twelve Days of Christmas" with a completely different tune - in the key of A minor
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen - Dunstan - Older 18th century version in Am, four parts
Branle L'Official - A 16th century dance tune that became the melody for "Ding, Dong Merrily on High"

Last update -28 November 2019