This Holy Night: 12 Christmas Classics for Guitar Folio Released by Alfred Music Publishing

Los Angeles, CA — September 2011 - Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the release of This Holy Night: 12 Christmas Classics for Guitar, a collection of holiday favorites arranged for intermediate-level classical and fingerstyle acoustic guitarists.

Perfect for recitals, Christmas celebrations, or just for the fun, This Holy Night: 12 Christmas Classics for Guitar contains the holiday classics “Away in a Manger,” The First Noel,” It Came Upon the Midnight Clear,” O Holy Night,” “Silent Night,” “What Child is This?” among others. Arrangements are written in standard notation and TAB, making them approachable by any intermediate-level fingerstyle or classical guitarist. A full-length recorded CD with all the songs found in the book is included. Additionally, playback of the CD on a computer features Alfred’s exclusive TNT software that allows the user to slow tracks down, isolate and loop specific sections, and change keys.

A foreword by Thomas Kikta (author, editor, and Director of Classical Guitar at Duquesne University) is also included, revealing the approach of arranger Vincent J. Carrola. As a student of Kikta’s, Carrola started playing guitar at the age of three, showing a strong desire to play the guitar and for understanding all aspects involved, including composition. By the time Carrola was 16 years old, he arranged and recorded all the songs contained in This Holy Night: 12 Christmas Classics for Guitar.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, this songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

This Holy Night: 12 Christmas Classics for Guitar Book & CD (00-37762) is now available for $16.99 at music retail stores and at

Titles: Angels We Have Heard on High * Away in a Manger * Christmas Again/Hark! The Herald Angels Sing/Ave Maria/Joy to the World * The First Noel * Gesu Bambino/Angels from the Realms of Glory * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) * O Holy Night (Cantique de Noel) * O Little Town of Bethlehem * Silent Night * We Three Kings/God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen.

Alfred Music Publishing is the world’s largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. Alfred’s home office is located in Los Angeles, with domestic offices in Miami and New York as well as offices around the world including Australia, Germany, Singapore, and the United Kingdom.

Since 1922, Alfred Music Publishing has been dedicated to helping people learn, teach, and play music. Alfred currently has over 90,000 active titles. Alfred represents a wide range of well-known publications—from methods like Alfred’s Basic Guitar, Alfred’s Basic Piano Library, Premier Piano Course, Sound Innovations, and Suzuki, to artists like Led Zeppelin, The Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, Van Halen, Green Day, Michael Jackson, Sheryl Crow, Eagles, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, to brands like Star Wars, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Rolling Stone Magazine, and Billboard.

In addition to its own titles, Alfred distributes products from over 50 companies, including Belwin, Daisy Rock Girl Guitars, Dover Publications, DW Drums, Faber Music, Highland/Etling, Kalmus, National Guitar Workshop, Penguin, TASCAM, Ultimate Support, and WEA.

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