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The Waits' Carol


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kristyjo

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Christmas Carols Old and New contains many old carols, and I love how they're all in basic four part, hymn harmonies. I have, however, taken several of them apart, using the two octaves available for a set of standard tonechimes, and used the harmonies set closer together. The Waits' Carol (or The Waits Song, as titled in the book) is a song that has endless variations (even in the title) and an interesting history. A Wait is a sort of Night watchman who would call out the time on the hour, or ring a bell, or something similar to let people know what time it was, and to let them know that all was well. An early version of the song is found in an 1821 collection of English folk songs, and has up to 10 verses. Variants are also New Years songs, Passiontide carols, and secular Maying songs. I've sidestepped that whole controversy by presenting an instrumental version. This is GarageBand orchestral harp with a two octave rendition of "The Waits Song."
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Uploaded: Dec 08, 2011 - 11:06:45 PM
Last Updated: Dec 08, 2011 - 11:06:45 PM Last Played: Feb 21, 2017 - 10:36:20 AM
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MacBook Pro
Software:
GarageBand & Finale
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Llarion said 2112 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Timeless
And an endearing classic sound, this is a truly lovely arrangement! Thank you!
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richard13 said 2111 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Indeed
a lovely arrangement: very pretty, and you alone are filling up my Cristmas playlist ;-)
Thanks Kristy, and have a wonderful holiday.
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VicDiesel said 2111 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
Tis the season
For pretty melodies. Muchly enjoyed.
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SISTERS said 2111 days ago (December 9th, 2011)
beautiful
delicate as a snowflake - lovely, lovely, very lovely!
Anne
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Name: Kristine Johanek
Location: Marshfield WI United States
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I've been performing, composing and teaching music for many years. I enjoy arranging traditional and classic pieces, and also enjoy composing original music. I'll write for whomever will perform my music, so I've written for children's choirs, co... [see more]

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