New Christmas reel

Also known as The Bass, The New Christmas.

There are 2 recordings of a tune by this name.

New Christmas has been added to 1 tune set.

New Christmas has been added to 29 tunebooks.

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One setting

X: 1
T: New Christmas
R: reel
M: 4/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
c | B2 GB dgdB | g2 b/2a/2g aAAc | B2 GB dgdB | cAdB G/2G/2G G :|
D | B,/2A,/2G, DG, EG,DG, | B,/2A,/2G, DG, EA,A,D | B,/2A,/2G, DG, EG,DG, | EGFA GG,G,D |
B,/2A,/2G, DG, EG,DG, | B,/2A,/2G, DG, EA,A,D | B,/2A,/2G, DG, EG,DG, | E/2F/2G F/2G/2A GG,G, |]

Four comments

Skye Collection, w00t w00t.

Page 82… Top tune.

Well, looks like it could go with Christmas Eve since it’s in G.. Heeeey, let’s try that out…

… I CAN’T WAIT FOR CHRISTMAS!!!!

Cheers,
Armand

I get incredibly bored with these kinds of tunes. The second part reads like those musical excercises that were good for you but bored you silly.

The second part is a really typical figure in dozens of tunes - nothing ‘exercisey’ about it at all.

I’d suspect though that this is more of a slow strathspey-type reel rather than the modern type. Most of the ones in 18th and 19th collections don’t work well at a quick tempo.

the second part is great : lineal harmony. Very common in baroque pieces and irish music.

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