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I'm taking Baroque guitar lessons from Elizabeth Brown, who encouraged me to transcribe some favorite Christmas carols in French tab. Several results are attached, scored in Sibelius (I'm a novice Sibelius user).

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Here's another one, not so "early", but very nice anyway.

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Thanks for these, Dan. A nice Christmas present!

Sounds like a good idea.

This one was already well known when the only kind of guitar you could get was baroque.

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another one.

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and another one... this one sounds nice and is fairly easy.  I am not sure if it is Traditional, so if someone knows an author...

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I've uploaded new, improved files.

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Here's a simple "Puer natus in Bethlehem" transcription from the original Tenor-Bassus parts in Piae Cantiones
(source: Piae Cantiones facsimile). There are ten more verses if this is too short.

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Let's face it.  Most people want to hear "the other" holiday music. So give them something they like.

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Very easy... In this one you have to be careful with your octave stringing... if you do it right some of this might even sound as something for Baroque Guitar.

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and a final one...  It was nice doing this to cure holiday-shopping anxiety.

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