Christmas Clarinet Duet Book, by Kyle Coughlin
The Christmas Clarinet 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.
There are several options for purchasing the Christmas Clarinet Duet Book. You can buy the digital PDF version using a credit card or PayPal and print it yourself, or view it on your computer or portable device. Also, the book is available from Lulu.com in a beautifully printed paperback version.
|Use PayPal or credit card to buy the digital PDF version at Payhip.com|
|Use credit card to buy the digital PDF version at Gumroad.com|
|Buy the printed version at Lulu.com|
The carols in the duet book are written specifically for the clarinet with beginner and intermediate students in mind, and they progress in terms of difficulty. The first ten songs are all in the lower register. The next fifteen songs are in both the upper and lower registers.
The Christmas Clarinet Duet Book is unique in that there are at least two versions of every carol in the book. The first version of each song has the melody entirely in the top line of the clarinet parts. These arrangements are good for featuring students playing along with their teachers.
In the second version of each song, the melody is traded back and forth between the two clarinet parts. These arrangements work well for two students playing together, since both clarinetists 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 harmony 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.
The book has a total of 55 arrangements of the carols and is 63 pages.
If you only want one or two of the duets but not the entire book, you can purchase the digital versions individually from Lulu for only $1 per carol. Follow each link below to Lulu’s site to order them.
The book includes the following songs (listed alphabetically). Also, the column on the right indicates whether the duet is in the lower register or both the lower and upper registers. There are at least two versions of every duet in the book -- one with the melody played entirely in the top part and one with the melody moving back and forth between the two parts. Here is more information on the duet book.
Select any title below to get the individual versions of each carol from Lulu.com:
|Angels We Have Heard On High||upper and lower|
|Away in a Manger||upper and lower|
|Deck the Halls||upper and lower|
|Ding Dong! Merrily on High||upper and lower|
|The First Noel||lower|
|God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen||lower|
|Good King Wenceslas||lower|
|Hark! the Herald Angels Sing||lower|
|Here We Come A-Wassailing||upper and lower|
|The Holly and the Ivy||upper and lower|
|In Dulci Jubilo||upper and lower|
|In the Bleak Midwinter||lower|
|I Saw Three Ships||upper and lower|
|It Came Upon a Midnight Clear||upper and lower|
|Jingle Bells versions 1 and 2
versions 3, 4, and 5
upper and lower
|Jolly Old St. Nicholas||lower|
|Joy to the World||lower|
|O Christmas Tree (4 arrangements)||upper and lower|
|O Come All Ye Faithful||lower|
|O Little Town of Bethlehem||lower|
|Silent Night (3 arrangements)||upper and lower|
|Up on the Housetop||upper and lower|
|We Three Kings||upper and lower|
|We Wish You a Merry Christmas||upper and lower|
|What Child Is This||upper and lower|