Harp The Herald Angels Sing!

Christmas Carols for the 10 hole diatonic harmonica

In thanks to everyone who has tuned in to The Toot Suite this year, we would like to share some seasonal music with you. Grab your harps (and a friend with a harp) and let’s look at Silent Night, Jingle Bells and Angels From The Realms Of Glory.

 

Silent Night

This is in two parts. The first part is the main melody, the second is a harmony arranged by Lord Tootwell, founder of The Toot Suite. Both harps should be in the same harp key. Our sample clips are played on a C major 10 hole harp, but you can use your favourite key.

First Part

6B   6D   6B   5B,   6B   6D   6B   5D

8D   8D   7D,   7B   7B   6B

6D   6D   7B   7D   6D   6B   6D   6B   5B

6D   6D   7B   7D   6D   6B   6D   6B   5B

8D   8D   9D   8D   7D   7B   8B

7B   6B   5B   6B   5D   4D   4B

Second Part 

5B   5D   5B   4B,   5B   5D   5B   4B

7D   7D   8D,   6B   6B   7B

5D   5D   6D   6B   5D   5B   5D   5B   4B

5D   5D   6D   6B   5D   5B   5D   5B   4B

7D   7D   6B   6D   6B   6B   7B

6B   5B   4B   4B   3D   2D   2B

Jingle Bells

This is also in two parts, but without harmonies. The first part is the chorus, the second is the verse. For the chorus, other harmonica music starts on 8B.

Ours starts an octave lower on 5B as this is less shrill than 8B (and there are no difficult bend notes). Our sample clips are played on a 10 hole C major harp, but again feel free to use your favourite key.

Chorus

5B   5B   5B,   5B   5B   5B

5B   6B   4B   4D   5B

5D   5D   5D   5D..5D   5B   5B

5B..5B   5B   4D   4D   5B   4D   6B

5B   5B   5B,   5B   5B   5B

5B   6B   4B   4D   5B

5D   5D   5D   5D..5D   5B   5B

5B..5B   6B   6B   5D   4D   4B

[at the end of the song, change this to 5B..5B   6B   6B   6D   7D   7B]

Verse

6B   8B   8D   7B   6B

6B..6B   6B   8B   8D   7B   6D

6D   9D   8B   8D   7D

9B   9B   9D   8D   8B

6B   8B   8D   7B   6B

6B..6B   6B   8B   8D   7B   6D

6D   9D   8B   8D   9B   9B   9B

9B..9B   10D   9B   8B   8D   7B

Angels From The Realms Of Glory

Our final offering once again comes in two parts. Both are melodies in their own right, but they sit very nicely when played together. To differentiate, we’ve called the first part our UK Melody as it will be more familiar with our British tooters.

The second part we are calling our US Melody as it will be more familiar to all our Christmas friends across the pond. Both parts should be played in the same harp key. Our sample clips are played on a 10 hole C major harp, but feel free to use your favourite key.

UK Melody

5B   5B..4D   5B   5B..6B..6B   5D   5B   4B

5B   5B..4D   5B   5B..6B..6B   5D   5B

5B   5B..4D   5B   5B..6B..6B   5D   5B   4B

5B   5B..4D   5B   5B..6B..6B   5D   5B

6B   6D..6B..5D..5B   5D

6B..5B..4D..4B..4D   2D

4B   4D   5B   5D   5B   4D   4B

US Melody

6B   5B   7B  6B   8B   8D..7B   6B

6D   6D   6B   7B   6B   5D   5B

6B   5B   7B   6B   8B   8D..7B   7D

7B   7D   6D   7D..7B   7D   6D   6B

8D   8D..7D   6B

8B   8D..7B   6D

9D   8B   8D   7B   7B   7D   7B

Merry Christmas From The Toot Suite!

We hope you enjoy our seasonal offerings and Santa brings you something very special this Christmas. Maybe a new harmonica?!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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2 Responses to Harp The Herald Angels Sing!

  1. Daisy says:

    hi richard love all your songs

    • Richard says:

      Well thank you very kindly and welcome to the Toot Suite a-ha a-ha! Hopefully we’ll add some more tunes over the summer break. Time to start trying everything on your 10 hole harmonica ready for September Daisy. Enjoy the holidays :O)

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