Polish Christmas Carols are now available to buy! CLICK to check them out!
Your questions about the Christmas collection asnwered!
- Will there be a physical printed version of the Polish Christmas Carols available to buy?
Not at the moment – depending on the popularity of the collection, this may be possible for Christmas 2020 (so if you’d like to have a printed copy, do promote the Collection among your friends and colleagues to make it possible!). For now the digital file seems to be the most convenient and reliable way to get the Carols to you – you get them as soon as you put your PayPal/card details in and can start practising right away, without worrying about the post office Christmas delays!
- What’s the level of the pieces in the collection? Which ones are the easiest?
The Polish Christmas Carols are organised from easiest to more challenging, with mixed in two bonus versions for more advanced players.
First two Carols are possible to be played with 2 fingers (they will work for anyone who played for as short as a few months), the next four titles are suitable for players at the stage of using 3 fingers. (Of course you are free to choose your own fingerings, the ones in the book are just suggestions!) The most challenging Carols, such as In Bethlehem Today (Dzisiaj w Betlejem) or the advanced version of The Joyful Tidings (Wesołą Nowinę) will be suitable for players with about 2-3 years of experience.
The number of years is not arbitrary! Remember – it all comes down to how much practice you can do!
- What harp will I need to play the carols?
The range of the collection is from the lowest note being 5th octave B (the B below low C) to 3rd octave E (the E above the high C). That lowest string is being used in:- Gdy się Chrystus Rodzi – When the Christ Is Born
– Mizerna Cicha – Still and Lowly
– Wesołą Nowinę – The Joyful Tidings (only 2 instances of B)
– Mędrcy świata – The Wise MenAll are are easily transposable an octave higher, and you may either choose to transpose a single note or a whole bar.The collection is suitable for both lever and pedal harps. Lulajze Jezuniu (Lullay Little Jesu) will also work on a non-lever harp tuned in C, like my small 20-string Adventurer harp that you can see in the video.No pedal or lever changes, so nothing to worry about here 😃
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