Here’s Jonathan Roth playing his lovely arrangements of some Christmas classics, including Silent Night on a Kenneth Brögger ‘Stradivarius’, The First Noel on a new Enrico Bottelli, Joyfu Joyful We Adore Thee on a 1990 Matthias Dammann and God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman on a 2007 Pepe Romero Jr.

You can find the scores to all of Jonathan’s arrangements here.

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9 Responses to “Jonathan Roth – Christmas Music”

  1. Matt says:

    Wow, these are some fantastic arrangements! Are they available in sheet music?

  2. Philip Grimmitt says:

    Wow is right, great job Jonathan!

  3. Kris Mawyer says:

    Really lovely transcriptions! I especially like the way God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen sneaks into a Leyenda-esque mode in the middle while maintaining the carol melody. Super cool!

  4. Kris Mawyer says:

    Sorry, I just wanted to add how impressive and creative and refreshing it is that all the carols have such different styles/approaches in the transcriptions and yet are instantly engaging and recognizable as the classic songs. Most Christmas books that you can buy use more or less the same style over and over in the songs which can get a bit monotonous. Wonderful arrangements!

  5. Tom Pryde says:

    Excellent arrangements… a tremendous gift! These need to be published widely.

  6. Cheech says:

    Thanks guys, Agree great arrangements. That type of music always sounds so good on a guitar. Well played also. Merry Christmas.

  7. Ian Grant says:

    That’s a lovely guitar!

  8. Ian Grant says:

    A beautiful, beautiful take on The First Noel. Wonderful playing. Thanks and congrats!!


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