By Sharon Wilson. By Various. Arranged by Sharon Wilson Music. Children,Christmas,Folk,Sacred,Traditional. Score and parts. 77 pages. Sharon Wilson #6609343. Published by Sharon Wilson (A0.569886).
This collection contains 10 familiar Christmas carols arranged for a one octave, 13-note chromatic scale Boomwhackers® choir with Piano accompaniment. For each song, the Piano provides an introduction then the Boomwhackers® play the melody and occasional 2-part harmony. Each song also includes an optional repeat and final ending in case a longer song is desired.
For each song, there is a combined score with both instruments (Boomwhackers® and Piano) on a grand staff plus a separate color-coded score for the Boomwhackers®. The color-coded Boomwhackers® score uses the "Chroma-Notes™ Colored Music System."
If you have a set of tubes with a different color scheme, "Chroma-Notes Stick Ons"
can be purchased and applied so the Boomwhackers® match this color scheme.
A color-coded note chart is also provided for each song which shows the Boomwhackers® notes used as well as the number of times each note is played. The note distribution is helpful when assigning notes to whackers. You may want to assign fewer notes to beginners or evenly distribute the tubes between all whackers.
The color-coded scores are enlarged so the colors are easier to distinguish and all sharps and flats are displayed (shown in the key of C) as reminders for beginning musicians. Also, only filled noteheads (quarter and eighth notes) are used so the notes are full color and easier to see.
The number of whackers needed will vary depending on the skill level of the participants. For more advanced players, each person could be assigned two or three notes. For beginners, it is best to assign one or two notes to each person. Note assignment suggestions are included for each song and range from 4 to 8 whackers.
These familiar Christmas carols are perfect for small groups and especially beginning musicians. Most songs can be performed with as few as 5 people (4 whackers and 1 piano player). The Piano accompaniment is written for an intermediate player. Other suggestions and uses:
use multiple sets of Boomwhackers® to amplify the sound and allow more people to enjoy whacking the tubes*
use as part of the music education for children at school, home, or church*
these colorful, inexpensive instruments can be enjoyed by all ages and add a fun, unique element to activities and programs: senior centers, family reunions, church retreats, home school groups, just to name a few
Permission is granted to make up to 10 copies of each score. For more than 10 copies, please purchase additional sets.
Each song is also available separately with accompanying preview pages and audio samples. Song titles included in this collection: Angels We Have Heard on High
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Joy to the World
O Come, All Ye Faithful
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
O Thou Joyful Day
The First Noel
We Three Kings
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