Christmas Oboe Duet Book, by Kyle Coughlin
The Christmas Oboe Duet Book arranged by Kyle Coughlin features twenty five of the best known and beloved traditional carols -- one for each day leading up to Christmas. The book includes the following songs. Select a sample below to try out the duets.
|Angels We Have Heard
Away In a Manger
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong! Merrily on High
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
Here We Come A-Wassailing
The Holly and the Ivy
In Dulci Jubilo
In the Bleak Midwinter
I Saw Three Ships
|It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
Jolly Old St. Nicholas
Joy to the World
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Up on the Housetop
We Three Kings
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
What Child Is This
The duets are available in PDF and print versions. Select a link below to purchase the book.
|Use credit card to buy the digital PDF version at Gumroad.com|
|Use PayPal to buy the digital PDF version at Payhip.com|
|Buy the printed version at Lulu.com|
The carols are written specifically for beginner and intermediate oboists, and they progress in terms of difficulty.
The Christmas Oboe Duet Book is unlike most duet books because there are at least two versions of every carol in the book. The first version of each song has the melody in the top line for the entire carol. The second version of each song trades the melody back and forth between the two oboe parts. These arrangements work well for two students playing together, since both oboists will have an opportunity to play the melody. They can be used as an educational tool to help students identify when they are playing the melody and when they are playing the accompanying part.
At the end of the book there are four extra carols for more advanced players: two more arrangements of Jingle Bells, and one each of O Christmas Tree and Silent Night.
|O Little Town of Bethlehem for two oboes||Hark! The Herald Angels Sing two oboe arrangement with alternating melody lines|
The book has a total of 55 arrangements of the carols and is 63 pages.