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A Medley of Three Christmas Carols

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By Jon Raybould Music Publishing

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Instrumental Duet Flute, Instrumental Duet, Piano - Level 3 - Digital Download
Composed by Jon Raybould Music Publishing. Arranged by Jon Raybould. Contemporary. Score and parts. 21 pages. Jon Raybould Music #6642161. Published by Jon Raybould Music (A0.930151).

Item Number: A0.930151

This medley features three Christmas Carols - I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, Here We Come A-wassailing, and O Come All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fidelis), arranged in a lively Jig style for flute and piano.

The playing level for this arrangement is intermediate and it should be played at quite a brisk pace.

The YouTube video (and/or the attached mp3) can be used as a guide.The video performance track features a virtual flute sound and should be used as a guide only. The second half of the video features a piano backing track only - play along!

FREE performance track and piano backing track (MP3s) can be downloaded from here:

About the carols:
Of the three Christmas Carols, the first two are relatively lesser-known than the last one, O Come All Ye Faithful, which of course is certainly one of the best-known of all Christmas Carols, if not THE best-known of all carols.

Here are a few notes about the first two carols:

 "I Saw Three Ships (Come Sailing In)" is an English Christmas carol. The melody dates back to the 17th Century, and the lyrics were set and published by Englishman William Sandys in 1833.The lyrics refer to one of two things - either -

1) Three ships sailing into the Dead Sea near Bethlehem. The reference to three ships is thought to originate in the ships that bore the purported relics of the Three Wise Men to Cologne Cathedral in the 12th century.

or -

 2) another suggestion is that the ships are actually the camels used by the Three Wise Men, as camels are frequently referred to as "ships of the desert"."Here We Come A-wassailing" (or "Here We Come A-caroling"), also known as "Here We Come A-Christmasing", "Wassail Song" and by many other names, is a traditional English Christmas carol and New Year song, dating from the 19th Century. It is typically sung whilst wassailing, or singing carols, wishing good health and exchanging gifts door to door.

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