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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 17 Dec 2015 08:56

Hi John,

A good performance, you have been practising haven't you, anyway regardless that was a good performance and I enjoyed listening to it

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 17 Dec 2015 09:00

John - That sounded very nice and relaxed as it should be.

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby papadeedee » 17 Dec 2015 12:14

Hi John,
Very nicely played, I enjoyed it. :D :D :D
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 17 Dec 2015 18:12

Away In A Manger

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 17 Dec 2015 21:02

HI Keith Enjoyed my listen with good sounds. i have just recorded it so will post it shortly.John
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 17 Dec 2015 21:15

Hi Everyone As promised Away in a manger. Enjoy your listen. John

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 18 Dec 2015 08:32

Hi Keith and John,

Two good versions of Away in a Manger, I enjoyed listening to them both,


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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby kens » 18 Dec 2015 12:59

How about jingling those bells!!!! Ken

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 18 Dec 2015 14:55

HI Ken A nice lively tune with Christmassy sounds. Enjoyed my listen. John
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 18 Dec 2015 15:57

Hi Ken,

My bells are just fine or at least they were this morning !
A nice bouncy, cheerful version which was easy to listen to

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby kens » 18 Dec 2015 22:33

Thanks for your comments guys. Much appreciated. Here is O Holy Night. My favourite carol. I find the left hand tricky but think the harmonies in the middle part are terrific.

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 19 Dec 2015 08:36

Hi Ken,

A very well played piece with as you said some good harmonies in it, well played


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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 19 Dec 2015 20:55

Hi Ken. A good powerful version. Enjoyed it . John
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby kens » 19 Dec 2015 21:23

Thankyou both Ken
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 20 Dec 2015 11:39

Hi Kens, I enjoyed Jingle Bells and O Holy Night - also one of my favourite carols which was done beautifully by Harry Secombe many years ago.

This carol is not one of the most popular but still worth a play - I Saw Three Ships.

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby kens » 20 Dec 2015 12:49

I enjoyed that Keith. Lovely voicing and pedalwork. Regards Ken
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 20 Dec 2015 15:55

Hi Keith,

Ages since I have heard that Carol, well played and voiced

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby papadeedee » 20 Dec 2015 17:29

Here is silent night, To be a bit different, I played it at modern waltz tempo.
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 20 Dec 2015 19:11

Hi Keith. Enjoyed my listen of this not much played Xmas tune. A pleasant change John

Hi Brian. Yes sounds good in waltz time. I played it as that on the main board as it is in the Xmas book as a waltz. Enjoyed your version with some powerful sounds which made it a bit different. John
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 21 Dec 2015 10:04

Hi Brian - enjoyed Silent Night, particularly the verse from about one minute in.

Another of my favourite carols with music by Holst and words by Roseetti just has to be a winner. In the church/cathedral style as intended I hope you enjoy "In The Bleak Mid Winter."

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 21 Dec 2015 10:23

Another traditional carol played in the traditional manner - "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear."

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 21 Dec 2015 10:43

Only on the J's John. Here comes "Joy To The World."

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 21 Dec 2015 10:53

Hi Keith,

"It Came Upon A Midnight Clear" and "Joy To The World" these very much reminded me of our christmas carol services we used to have when I was back at school,
wonder if they still have them what with all this diversification of religion, shame if they dont.

Anyway the voices and your stlye of playing suited them down to the ground, well played


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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 21 Dec 2015 11:01

Hi Keith. Well you have been busy almost half way through the book. Enjoyed my listen to your last three. Nice organ sounds. See you tonight. John
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby kens » 21 Dec 2015 11:13

Hi! Keith. Liked both of them. Particularly Joy to the World in the manner of the old Harmonium the lady next door used to play when I was a kid. Memories of Xmas past.
Hope you dont mind if I send my version ( totally different ) as I wandered from the written notes in an effort to modernise it. cheers Ken


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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby papadeedee » 21 Dec 2015 13:55

Hi Guys,
I have listened to all of the posts now and some very fine performances, even the tunes which have been doubled are varied enough that each has merit in it's own right.

I posted this on the carol board but hardly anyone has listened to it, I think it is a very nice arrangement so maybe I'll have more hits on here.
It was taken from the Organ Player and Keyboard Review Christmas Songbook,1982, Hark the Herald Angels Sing
I think this is the optimum speed for these organ settings as there is a slow response especially in the pedals as it is simulating the air reaching the pipes as happens in a pipe organ.
I hope you too like the arrangement. https://app.box.com/s/99d57kwjt30hbsw44lxxy8g483tmsggl

If you want a copy of this book, here is the link https://www.dropbox.com/s/8hna57q70nh13 ... 9.pdf?dl=0
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 21 Dec 2015 17:16

Hi Brian D.

A very interesting arrangement and very well played, liked the use of 2 or more note being played together in the right hand which does give a very full and rich sound
I have also download the book to study some of the right hand 2 note combinations, many thanks. Brian007 :D
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby papadeedee » 21 Dec 2015 17:35

Hi Brian,
If you want to know which notes to play in right hand for a fuller sound, a very good way is to keep the melody notes on top and add the third and the seventh of the chord, e.g. the third of C is E and the third in C minor is Eb, the major 7th in C is B (or you can add the sixth instead which is A,) the minor seventh is Bb . and of course the dominant seventh would have E third and Bb the seventh,
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 21 Dec 2015 19:38

Hi Brian Enjoyed my listen with good organ sounds. Thanks for the help and downloads. John
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 22 Dec 2015 16:54

Hi Brian, a bery nice arrangement, sounded good. Thanks for the download.

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 22 Dec 2015 17:53

This is a traditional German and American Carol - O Tannenbaum or O Christmas Tree.

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby KRUG » 22 Dec 2015 18:26

This is a very old carol - "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel."

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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 22 Dec 2015 18:58

Hi Keith,

"O Christmas Tree" is a carol I do know and enjoyed your version of it very much.

"O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" is a coral I know of but have never heard played until know
and I did enjoy your version of it..... Brian007 :D :D
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby JohnT » 22 Dec 2015 19:28

HI Keith Enjoyed both tunes which I have heard before. Nicely played. Do you have until midnight to finish the book before you turn into four tins of biscuits or is Brian extending the challenge.John
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Re: New Challenge (Traditional Christmas Carols) 12 -22/12/1

Postby Brian007 » 22 Dec 2015 21:09

Hi ALL,

The challenge will finish at midnight so still 4 hours nearly left
So who is going to have the honour of posting the last song in the 2015 challenge section ?

No prizes or tins of biscuits this time :D


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