Throughout the world Christmas is celebrated – sometimes at the end of December, sometimes at the beginning of January. And everywhere, singing Christmas carols is part of the celebrations. Some carols, such as Adeste fideles – O come, all ye faithful – are sung throughout the world, but many countries have their own particular carols which reflect their own customs and traditions. These Christmas carols from all over the world feature in the latest instalment of the LIEDERPROJEKT which is published in autumn 2015. For the song book the editors have chosen about 72 carols from over 40 countries – from Spain and Poland, from Mexico and Canada, China and Australia, Iceland and the Congo. The spectrum is wide-ranging: indispensible standards (carols, spirituals, noëls) are joined by musical treasures which are largely unknown. All the songs are given in their original language and in German translation, with chord symbols above the music for easy instrumental accompaniment. The song book contains an instrumental CD to get to know the pieces and sing along with. For all the songs, one or two verses have been recorded, and different instruments and arrangements give an idea of the wide musical range. Frank Walka, who illustrated the hugely successful "Wiegenlieder" (Lullabies) and "Weihnachtslieder" (Christmas Carols) volumes for the LIEDERPROJEKT, has created 17 beautiful double-page illustrations for the song book. Audio versions of the spoken original texts, to help with pronunciation, are available at www.liederprojekt.org under each song title, and help with learning the carols.
- ISBN: 9783150110386 (3150110386)
- ISMN: 9790007165949 (M007165949)