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Christmas Ayres and Dances

Sheet Music
Voicing/Format Organ Folio
Composer John F Wade
Arranger J William Greene
Publisher Concordia Publishing House
Catalog # 97-7407

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Christmas Ayres and Dances Composed by John F Wade. Arranged by J William Greene. For Organ Folio. Published by Concordia Publishing House. (Catalog # 97-7407, UPC: 078777068868)

These eighteen pieces by J. William Greene on familiar Christmas carols stand in the tradition of the German 'house music' (Hausmusik) of the seventeenth century, in which favorite hymns or devotional songs of the day were cast into popular forms, perhaps for home devotions or family amusement around the harpsichord or clavichord in the evening. A prominent example of the genre is the little partita on Auf meinen lieben Gott (BuxWV 179) by Dietrich Buxtehude (1637-1707), in which a devotional song is set as a traditional set of dances (allemande, double la allemande, courante, sarabande, and gigue). The pieces in this collection are not intended to be 'new' Baroque music or literal dances, but impressions of the style, much as later Baroque dances became so stylized that they were no longer dances, but musical interpretations in their own right. Occasion: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany.

Title Artist Arranger Composer Key DD
ADESTE FIDELES BICINIUM (O COME ALL YE F WADE, JOHN F  
ANTIOCH TAMBOURIN (JOY TO THE WORLD) HANDEL,GEORGE FRIDER  
AWAY IN A MANGER PASTORAL AYER MURRAY, JAMES R  
CAROL OUVERTURE (IT CAME UPON THE MIDNIG WILLIS, RICHARD S  
DIVINUM MYSTERIUM ORGANUM (OF THE FATHER  
EMMANUEL TOCCATA (O COME O COME EMMANUEL EMMANUEL, VENI  
ES IST EIN ROS CHACONE LO HOW A ROSE E'E KIRSHENGESENG, ALTE  
GENTLE MARY CANZONA (GENTLE MARY LAID HE ECCLESIASTICAE, PIAE  
GLORIA INVENTION (ANGELS WE HAVE HEARD O  
GREENSLEEVES PARTITA (WHAT CHILD IS THIS  
HOLY INFANT MINUET AND GIGUE (INFANT HOL  
IN DULCI JUBILO MUSETTE  
MENDELSSOHN HORNPIPE AND MARCH (HARK THE MENDELSSOHN, FELIX  
O LITTLE TOWN QUODLIBET (O LITTLE TOWN O  
REGENT SQUARE HARPEGGIO (ANGELS FROM THE SMARTH, HENRY T  
ST LOUIS AYRE (O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHE REDNER, LEWIS H  
STILLE NACHT PASTORALE (SILENT NIGHT HOL GRUBER, FRANZ XAVER  
WIE SCHON LEUCHTET BOUREE (O MORNING STA NICOLAI, PHILIPP  
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