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34 2009-12-14 02:26 Christmas Carol Booklet
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I finally finalized this booklet of Christmas Carols that was almost done a year ago.  It prints on 11 sheets of paper and has 27 songs, most with sheet music (four-part vocal harmonies), some with chords.  On the front is a table of contents that lists the key (the one I prefer, not necessarily the one the sheet music is in) and time signature of each song.  Slower songs are first, more upbeat songs toward the back.

To print it you either need a duplexing printer (one that prints on both sides of the paper) or you can just check the "Manual duplex" box when printing with a regular printer.  Either way, make sure you flip along the short edge, not the long edge, or else half the pages will be up-side-down.  It's pretty straightforward, but here are some more specific instructions.  When it's printed, fold it in half and you have a Christmas Caroling booklet.  You can staple it along the fold if you have a stapler that can handle it.

Note: it may take a while to print as the file contains several images (of sheet music) and is rather large.

The songs I put into the booklet are some of my favorite Christmas carols and hymns from the collection I put together a couple years ago.  You can still download that collection, which includes chord charts, sheet music and lyrics for both print and Powerpoint.

I should mention that this project was inspired largely by the great caroling booklet my sister Lydia made a few years ago. she photocopied sheet music out of a hymnal, with each facing page containing just the lyrics for the same song. it was so good i though it was a shame you couldn't just print more. so i made a digital one.

for the sheet music in mine, i didn't scan anything. it's all from images i found here and there on the internet. so the image quality has its own issues, not to mention the questionable quality of some of the vocal arrangements. but i think it's pretty good for a caroling party.


26 2007-12-17 14:51 Christmas carols
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here's my collection of Christmas carols in this zip file. it's not comprehensive, but i know it could be useful to somebody. (would have been useful to me in the past!) i transcribed some myself; others are from various sources.

UPDATE 2007-12-25: i added a few more chord charts, and notably :) sheet music (both printable and powerpoint) for several songs. here's what's in the new zip file (link above).

UPDATE 2009-12-14: i added a Christmas Caroling booklet, 27 songs ready to print on 11 sheets of paper in Microsoft Word, fold in half and staple, voila!  See the new post.

Sheet Music:
Angels From The Realm Of Glory
Angels We Have Heard On High
Bring A Torch, Jeanette Isabella
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus (alternate tune)
Deck The Halls
Ding Dong Merrily On High
First Noel, The
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Joy To The World
Oh Christmas Tree
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel
Oh Holy Night
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Once In Royal David's City
Silent Night
Wassail Song (Here We Come A-Wassailing)
We Three Kings
What Child Is This

Chord Charts:
G      Angels From The Realm Of Glory
E,G    Angels We Have Heard On High
E      Away In A Manger (two tunes)
D      Born This Day
A      Come And Worship
D,E    Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
G      For The Beauty Of The Earth
E      Go Tell It On The Mountain
D      Gotta Get Up
C,D    Hark The Herald Angels Sing
G      It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
CDEG   Joy To The World
G      Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Am     Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel
A,G    Oh Holy Night
A      Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
A      Once In Royal David's City
D      Prepare the Way
C      Silent Night
Am/C   We Three Kings
C      We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Em,Am  What Child Is This

Powerpoint:
A Communion Hymn For Christmas
Advent Of Our God
Angels From The Realm Of Glory
Angels We Have Heard On High
Away In A Manger (two tunes)
Birthday Of A King
Come And Worship
Come On, Ring Those Bells
Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
First Noel, The
For The Beauty Of The Earth
Go Tell It On The Mountain
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
How Great Our Joy
I Cannot Tell
I Heard The Bells On Christmas Day
I Wonder As I Wander
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
It Came Upon The Midnight Clear
Joy To The World
Joy to the World (He Is Jesus the King)
Lo! How A Rose E'er Blooming
O Thou Joyful O Thou Wonderful
Oh Come All Ye Faithful
Oh Come, Oh Come, Emmanuel
Oh Holy Night
Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Once In Royal David's City
Prepare the Way
Silent Night
Sweet Little Jesus Boy
There Is Room In My Heart For Thee
Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
We Three Kings
What Child Is This

also in there is a longer list of Christmas songs along with what key and time signature they're in. happy carolling!


24 2007-12-16 18:30 Christmas program
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Trying to come up with a musical children's Christmas program? Feel free to recycle ours. The script and all the chord charts are in this zip file. (Could be handy for caroling or Christmas worship services too.) It includes one or two verses of each of these songs:

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem
Silent Night
Away In A Manger
Angels We Have Heard On High (modified lyric)
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings
Joy To The World
We Wish You A Merry Christmas


15 2004-12-25 16:43 gmail invites
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email me if you want a gmail.com email account. i have some invites. merry christmas!