Dave Butler's Multicultural Holiday Music Page

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sequenced 12/25/95:

Twelve Days of Christmas TEXT | BandInABox (zipped) | MIDI (46K)

Multicultural Holiday Tunes sequenced in 1994

original sequences by dbut using Band-in-a-Box accompaniment software

All the files in the dbut 1994 multicultural winter holiday collection are rough sequences created in an hour or two. Alternate choruses often omit the melody.

Typically w/ BIAB i first spend about 10 minutes selecting style & voices, typing the chord prog, setting part markers, looping, & ending points. in another 5 or 10 minutes I can add a simple melody & be ready to jam.

Sometimes I record a bass line in the 1st chorus of melody track, copy it to all choruses, then overdub. But often i'll just play a simple melody & rely completely on BIAB's accomp. BIAB will also generate harmonies if you want. I usually don't. Channel 4 is the only channel set up for recording. So if you mute / solo channel 4 you can hear the generated & live parts separately.

All of these files were uploaded long ago, in MIDI format, to the Usenet news group:

dbut 1994 holiday collection in compressed format

MIDI files are also available individually. The Band-in-a-Box files are available only in the single ZIP file.

Download Song Title BIAB File BIAB Style
MIDI Almost Day/xmas w&m by HLedbetter c1951 ALMOST_D.MG7 ZZBLUSTR
MIDI As Joseph Was A-Walking/Amer folk carol ASJOSE3C.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Auld Lang Syne/Traditional AULDLA1D.MGU SKA_1
MIDI Blue Christmas/Johnson&Hayes c1948 BLUECH1D.MG7 ZZBLUSTR
MIDI A Christmas Carol/Tom Lehrer c1954 CCAROL1C.MGU REGGAE_2
MIDI Celebrons la Naissance/French xmas carol CELEBR1G.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI Chipmunk Song/Ross Bagdasarian c1958 CHIPMU_G.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI Coventry Carol/English 16thC COVENT2F.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S/JCarson&EArnold c1949/ C_H_R_3G.MG2 ZZCOUN12
MIDI Deck the Hall/Welsh xmas DECKTH1C.MGU REGGAE_3
MIDI Es wird scho glei dumpa/Austrian xmas Tr ESWIRD1G.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Frosty the Snow Man/SNelson&JRollins c19 FROSTY4G.MG3 ZZCONTRY
MIDI Gdy Sie Chrystus Rodzi/Polish xmas tradi GDYSIE_G.MGO ZZREGGAE
MIDI God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen/English xmas GODRES3C.MGU Z5BOSSA
MIDI Good King Wenceslas/16thC tune,JMNeale(1 GOODKI_C.MGU Z5BOSSA
MIDI Go Tell It on the Mountain/Spiritual xma GOTELL6C.MG7 ZZBLUSTR
MIDI Greensleeves(What Child is This)/English GREENS_F.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI Hajej, nynej, Jezisku/Czech xmas traditi HAJEJN_C.MG5 ZZETHNIC
MIDI Hark the Herald/Wesley<1810,Mendelssohn1 HARKTH2G.MGU MERENGUE
MIDI Here Comes Santa Claus/Autry,Haldemn1947 HERECO5D.MGU REGGAE_3
MIDI Hirten, auf um Mitternacht/Austrian xmas HIRTEN1D.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI Ihr Kinderlein, kommet/German xmas von S IHRKIN3G.MGU MERENGUE
MIDI Il est ne le divin enfant/MRBresson c194 ILESTN2G.MGU OLDTYME1
MIDI I'll Be Home For Christmas/Gannon,Kent,R ILLBEH_G.MGO ZZREGGAE
MIDI It Came Upon the Midnight Clear/ESears,R ITCAME2D.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI Jingle-Bell Rock/JBeal&JBoothe c1957 JBROCK_C.MG1 ZZJAZZ
MIDI Jingle Bells/JPierpont(1785-1866) JINGLE_G.MGU REGGAE_3
MIDI Lied der Kinder zu Bethlhm/Austrian xmas LIEDDE1G.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Lulajze Jezuniu/Polish xmas traditional LULAJZ_C.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Marche des Rois Mages/Provencal Noel arr MARCHE1C.MGU JAZZSLOW
MIDI Maria durch ein Dornwald ging/German xma MARIAD1F.MG1 ZZJAZZ
MIDI Merry Christmas Baby/Baxter&Moore1948 MERRYC4C.MG7 ZZBLUSTR
MIDI Mi Y'Malel/Hebrew trad Weavers'arr c1952 MIYMAL2C.MG5 ZZETHNIC
MIDI Nesem vam noviny/Czech xmas traditional NESEMV_C.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Nu Er Vetur Ur Boe/Iceland'Now Winter is NUERVE3C.MGU MERENGUE
MIDI Nu Ar Det Jul Igen/Swedish xmas is here NU_AR_3D.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI O Little Town of Bethlehem/PBrooks,LRedn OLITTL_C.MGU REGGAE_3
MIDI O Come All Ye Faithful/JReading O_COME3G.MGU SKA_1
MIDI Poor Little Jesus/Spiritual xmas Weavers POORLI1F.MGU RHYBLUE1
MIDI Przybiezeli do Betleem Pasterze/Polish x PRZYBI1D.MG5 ZZETHNIC
MIDI Quem Pastores Laudavere/14th century Lat QUEMPA_F.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Rockin Around the Christmas Tree/JMarks ROCKIN2C.MGU REGGAE_2
MIDI Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer/Johnny Ma RUDOLP1C.MG1 ZZJAZZ
MIDI Santa Claus is Coming to Town/HGillespie SANTAC2A.MGU REGGAE_3
MIDI Seven Blessings of Mary/Trad Amer xmas, SEVENB4C.MGU BLUGRAS1
MIDI Seven Joys of Mary/15thC English poem,Am SEVENJ2D.MG3 ZZCONTRY
MIDI Shalom Chaverim/Hebrew trad Weavers' arr SHALOM2F.MG1 ZZJAZZ
MIDI Silent Night/FGruber&JMohr SILENT4G.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Sleep My Saviour Sleep/Bohemian tune, Ba SLEEPM1A.MG4 ZZBOSSA
MIDI Staffansvisa/Swedish xmas traditional STAFFA1F.MG5 ZZETHNIC
MIDI Tu scendi dalle Stelle/Ital xmas trad me TUSCEN_G.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Un Flambeau, Jeannette, Isabelle/French UNFLAM1G.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI Up on the House-Top/Traditional UPONTH_C.MG2 ZZCOUN12
MIDI Virgin Mary/West Indies xmas,Weavers'c19 VIRGIN2D.MGU REGGAE_3
MIDI Vom Himmel hoch/hymn by Luther, harmoniz VOMHIM1C.MGU SKA_1
MIDI Wer klopfet an?/Trad Austrian xmas carol WERKLO3C.MGU MERENGUE
MIDI We Three Kings/JHHopkins w&m 1857 WETHRE_G.MGH ZZJAZWAL
MIDI We Wish You a Merry Christmas/English xm WEWISH3G.MG8 ZZWALTZ
MIDI Zu Weihnachten/German xmas carol by Gerh ZUWEIH1G.MGU MERENGUE

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