Angels from the Realms of Glory
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
Riu, Rui, Chiu
More Christmas for 2, 3 or 4 Guitars originated as a small collection of ensemble pieces for use with beginning guitar classes. Over time the idea grew into the present two volume collection. Our goal with these arrangements is to give guitarists, teachers, and ensemble coaches a trove of moderately easy pieces from which to choose whenever Christmas music is desired. The arrangements are intended for four players, but will also work quite well for just two or three players. The edition is laid out so that 1) there are no page turns during a piece and 2) except for the Guitar 1 part, the players stay in first position. There are only single lines for each player except for a few natural harmonics. To make reading easier, Guitarists 1 and 3 share a staff as do Guitarists 2 and 4. This also allows the arrangements to be played as duets by more advanced players, all while keeping the parts interlocked. For most of the pieces we have given not only the traditional harmonies but a modest variation for variety and interest: players are invited to customize these arrangements in any way they would like, such as adding other instruments.We are including the name of the arranger (Glenn Caluda, Joseph Mayes and Manley Mallard) for each piece, but would like you to know that this project was a group effort, collaboration we three enjoyed.