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The Christmas Guitar
Beginning with a baroque style solo guitar arrangement, then layering the music with a bed of picking acoustic guitars, The Christmas Guitaropens with Hark! The Herald Angels Sing! The music builds, adding guitars and harmonies on each successive chorus, culminating with the return of a contrapuntal figure from the solo arrangement used as a harmony figure. The First Noel begins more simply with a single line solo prior a full solo arrangement and then a layer of picking guitars beneath lead and harmonies.
Many of the arrangements feature solo guitar sections at the beginning or end. About half of the pieces include mandolin. There are several "choral" guitar sections, single line guitars playing in harmony, sometimes with, sometimes without accompaniment. This "wire choir" appears in many of the music arrangements on The Christmas Guitar.

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The Christmas Guitar: Christmas music on guitar and mandolin

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