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Mandolin Picking Tunes
Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
A wealth of beautiful and joyous music has been written for the Christmas season. Some of the most enchanting melodies can be found in this solo mandolin edition of the Early American holiday repertoire.
For this collection, Tommy Norris has selected eighteen lesser and better-known carols and songs from the folk, shape-note, sacred, Native American, African American spiritual, and European hymnody traditions, and arranged them for solo mandolin.
Each intermediate to moderately advanced arrangement is shown in standard notation and mandolin tablature. As a learning aid, a downloadable recording of the author's performance of each piece is available online.
We hope these arrangements bring the joy of the Christmas spirit to your holiday season.
A Virgin Unspotted
Away in a Manger
Go Tell It on the Mountain
Hush My Babe, Lie Still and Slumber
It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
Star in the East
Mary Had a Baby/What Yo’ Gonna Call Your Pretty Little Baby
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow
The Babe of Bethlehem
The Shepherds’ Star
The Cherry Tree Carol
The Huron Indian Carol
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