The custom of celebrating Christmas with music is as as old as Christianity itself. Christmas music suit all moods, and one can join in the festive preparations with the merry sound of pipe & tabor, start the celebrations with regal reeds and trumpets and relax to the haunting sounds of Gemshorns, Psaltery and harp. There are countless collectors and collections of Christmas music that prefectly reflects the spirit of Christmas.
Christmas Music can be created with the help of modern, mediaeval as well as historical musical instruments. Christmas music contain "much melody" and may also include groupings of instruments that may give the feel of the past. These music reflects the fanfares of the various Christmas ceremonies as well as fun aspects such as eating, drinking and entertainment. Christmas musical instruments, include the tradition of using brass bands, such as the Salvation Army brass bands, to play carols before Christmas
Christmas music bring with them their own moods, pictures and personal associations.
But, the stock of Christmas music is so vast, that one can easily choose those which suit their individual style and mood. People can find some old favourites and as well enjoy hearing them performed in a way which may be new to them.
The tune with a Christmas theme is ideal, as these tunes are wonderful and emotional inspiration that create real pieces of music. Traditional Christmas music are often based on medieval chord patterns, and it is this that gives them their uniquely characteristic musical sound. Some carols, songs and poems have the oldest musical compositions that is still regularly sung.
It is interesting to note that many tunes known today as Christmas music have their origins elsewhere. A catchy tune of Christmas music may easily be turned into a carol simply by changing the words or adding appropriate verses where none existed before.
Refreshingly different sounds for the Festive Season are brought by famous musicians in form of cassesttes and CD of Carols and Christmas Music.