Today I’m excited to make available the code and downloads for two books of music I’ve collected for my periodic singing parties: one book of carols (Github, PDF) and one book of rounds (Github, PDF). I’ve used them for enough singing parties that I think I’ve worked out the worst of the kinks, so it’s time to release them.
I had a few motivations in putting these books together, rather than using other existing books:
- They don’t have all the tunes I like.
- They take up space with tunes I don’t like.
- They pick bad arrangements.
- They pick bad lyrics.
- They make typos that I can’t fix.
- It’s expensive to buy enough copies to have a good singing party.
If you’ve had any of these problems, I hope you find these books useful! I’m open to suggestions for new carols, edits to existing ones, or (of course) pull requests.