A Christmas Presentation

I have put together a Christmas presentation for my Sunday School Children at church.  It is for age groups 3 to 14.  I am happy to share the whole lot if someone is interested.  It is a chronological reading of the events starting with the prophecies and ending with the 3 wise men.  All the readings are interrupted with appropriate carols.  Only 4 strong readers have speaking parts.  The rest are silent, which makes preparation and rehearsals easy.  I live in South Africa, so some of the songs are in the Afrikaans language, but all the songs can be done in English except for Bethlehem Ster, but that is replaceable. I have done an power point presentation to accompany the whole lot. You can contact me on jurkewitz.sa@gmail.com

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11 days ago

English carols

Currently, the songbook contains these English songs:

✔ Angels We Have Heard on High
✔ Away in a Manger
✔ Break Forth, O Beauteous Heavenly Light
✔ Coventry Carol
✔ Deck the Hall
✔ Ding Dong Merrily on High
✔ God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
✔ Good King Wenceslas
✔ Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
✔ In the Bleak Midwinter
✔ It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
✔ Jingle Bells
✔ Joy to the World
✔ Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
✔ O Christmas Tree
✔ O Come, All Ye Faithful
✔ O Little Town of Bethlehem
✔ Silent Night
✔ The Angel Gabriel
✔ The First Nowell
✔ The Holly and the Ivy
✔ We Three Kings
✔ We wish you a Merry Christmas-piano
✔ We wish you a Merry Christmas
✔ What Child is This

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6 years ago

Canada (Quebec) - Christmas songs

WIP - Santa Claus' worldwide flight
Piccolo (2), Flute (2), Oboe, English Horn, Clarinet (3), Bassoon, Trumpet (4), Trombone, Timpani, Glockenspiel, Vibraphone, Xylophone, Drumset (9), Ocarina, Orchestral Harp, Choir Aahs, Acoustic Grand Piano, Celesta, String Ensemble 1 (4), Contrabass.

Santa Claus makes his tour for the New Year
Le Père Noël fait sa tournée au Jour de l'An!
Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Glockenspiel, Drumset, Acoustic Grand Piano, Celesta, Electric Guitar (jazz), Acoustic Bass, Violin

Soul and Spirit of Christmas - Choir and Vibraphone
Choir Aahs (5), Vibraphone

Christmas Noël (V. 2016 - To be a song : Soul and Spirit of Christmas)
Choir Aahs (5), Piccolo, Flute (2), Oboe, Clarinet (3), Bassoon, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax (2), Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax, French Horn (7), Trumpet (3), Trombone (3), Tuba (5), Timpani, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Drumset (3), String Ensemble 1 (4)

When peal chimes and bells for Christmas (2014)
Piccolo, Flute (3), Clarinet (2), French Horn (2), Trumpet (2), Trombone (2), Tuba, Timpani, Glockenspiel, Tubular Bells, Tinkle Bell (2), Choir Aahs (5), Orchestral Harp, String Ensemble 2 (5)


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a year ago

Epiphany Plays

In Europe we have a medieval pageant that tells the Three Magi meeting with King Herod and newborn Jesus. It is often called as an Epiphany Play and the players are called as Star Singers/Boys, usually a group of four. The groups often get around from place to place like the carol singers in England. There are several versions in different countries, among other Germany, Austria, Finland and Sweden.

In this group you can find the following carols:

Finland (Tiernapojat)
- Hyvää iltaa
- Herodeksen laulu
- Murjaanien kuninkaan laulu
- Murjaanien kuninkaan alistaminen
- Tähtise kulkevi
- Tain tähtein
- On lapsi syntynyt meille
- Piltin synnytti Betlehem
- Knihdin laulu
- Keisari Aleksanteri
- Jopa joutui jouluaamu
- Virret taivahan
- Kiitos olkohon

Sweden (Stjärngossarna)
- Staffansvisa - Staffan var en stalledräng
- Konung från Morialand
- Stjärngossarna, medley:
1. Visan om tre heliga konungar
2. Jungfru Maria söker Jesus
3. Staffan och Herodes
4. Jesu barndoms visa
*5. Staffan var en stalle dräng* (another melody)
6. Djäknesången
7. Gabriel ängeln vart utsänd
8. Borritz Jukekväde
9. Haven tack
- Julspelet i Köla, medley:
1. Goder afton
2. Herodes
*3. Konung från Morialand*
4. Avskedssång

German/Austria (Sternsinger)
- Wir kommen daher aus dem Morgenland
- Aus den Morgenlanden

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2 years ago

Polish carrols

Hello Everyone. I just find this Group, so I've posted few polish carrols.
There is language difficulty, but... more polish carols may be found on here: http://www.wbc.poznan.pl/dlibra/docmetadata?id=52731
This is one of the first source of our carrols, and "shephards' songs".
In Poland - carrols are named: kolędy (pluralis), which are use in church, and second category is: pastorałki (also pluralis, that's what I try to translate as shepards' songs)- those are not for church.

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4 years ago

Adeste Fideles Guitar Solo

Since more than 50% of the people that look this score ( more than 1600 views ), download it, it seams that they like it! Therefore, a personal touch have been added to the last two measures. Hope you'll enjoy it!

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6 years ago

New Sheet Music featuring English Handbells, Organ, Choir (SATB) and Piano


I added Christmas arrangements I did for our local church. They feature the English Handbells, Digital Organ, Choir (SATB) and Piano.

Please note that MuseScore does not support (or correctly interpret) the English Handbells so I use the "HandBells.sf2" SoundFont by FMJ Software (http://www.fmjsoft.com/siframe.html) as well as the Pipe Organ preset from the "GeneralUser GS.sf2" Soundfont by S. Christian Collins Software (http://www.schristiancollins.com/generaluser.php).

Please use the associated VideoScore for a true representation of both the digital organ and english handbells.

I Hope you have a Merry Christmas and Enjoy!

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6 years ago

German carols

✔ Alle Jahre wieder
✔ Am Weihnachtsbaum die Lichter brennen
✔ Es ist ein Ros entsprungen-Piano
✔ Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
✔ Es ist fuer uns eine Zeit angekommen
✔ Ich lag und schlief, da traeumte mir
✔ Ich steh an deiner Krippe hier
✔ Ihr Kinderlein kommet
✔ Joseph, lieber Joseph mein
✔ Kling, Gloeckchen, kling
✔ Lasst uns froh und munter sein
✔ Leise rieselt der Schnee
✔ Macht hoch die Tuer
✔ Morgen Kinder
✔ Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann-2
✔ Morgen kommt der Weihnachtsmann
✔ Nun singet und seid froh
✔ O du froehliche, o du selige
✔ O Tannenbaum
✔ Schneefloeckchen, Weissroeckchen
✔ Stille Nacht, heilige Nacht
✔ Suesser die Glocken nie klingen
✔ Vom Himmel hoch, da komm' ich her
✔ Wenn Weihnachten ist
✔ Zu Bethlehem geboren

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6 years ago