Christmas carols from many lands

This BMJournal is a music journal in a plastic-covered file with plastic pockets in which I have inserted a variety of manuscript paper. These can be reallocated to the pockets the moocher uses, one or two sheets to a pocket, arranged so the music is on a separate sheet from that of other contributors; or music can be printed or hand written on your preferred paper and inserted. If you can’t write music, sol-fa is acceptable, but I’d like the rhythm as well. I would like the folder sent back to me (I’ll mooch it!) to reach me in late September of each year here in the UK, and I will add new pockets and transcribe the music onto Sibelius before remooching it.

I collect carols that are out of copyright from as many countries as I can, and make arrangements for my ‘cello pupils. Each Christmas eve they come and play them in a carol concert for their parents and families in my converted barn, 20 to 24 each year. We hope not to repeat the same arrangement/version for at least 10 years! Last year they played two original carols of mine, and one will be included as my contribution to the journal. It is an arrangement for 8 ‘cellos with words in Welsh.

If you contribute, please include words in your own language, so far we have made the parents and partners sing in Welsh, English, French, German, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Czech, American, Jamaican patois, Latin, Polish.. I’m sure we can do better than that! This year we are planning to make them all play ‘cello with a carol taught to them by their children/partner!

-Gill (tennantfamily)

Childhood Songs of Life

This journal is an interactive one! Please choose a childhood song you remember, Then, please add pictures, poems, memories, and even the music if you would like. Why is this song the one you chose? Is there a special experience that has helped developed your life? Do you sing this song to you children, grandchildren, nieces or nephews?

This is your time to share with your Bookmooch friends What childhood song you remember the most. Make this interactive journal page(s)very special to you!  Then, In the end, if you would like, make a copy of your page, for your own memory.

All I ask is to not to change anyone’s work, or write over it, or cover it up. Keep within the two week time limit, and then post it to have some one else mooch it.

When this journal is full, please send it back to Debbie Hoggan (Bookmooch ID: hogganclan)


Childhood Songs Cover

Click on the blue underlined link in the journal description to see the slideshow.

It’s All About the Lyrics

Part of what makes any song great are the words that go with it. This journal is all about the lyrics – the best, the worst, the silliest, the sappiest, the most beautiful. Lyrics that move you and make you feel…anything.

Share your favourites or write your own. Use a one or two page spread and decorate it however you wish.

Return to Bookmooch User twiglyt when completed.


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