Sheet Music Available

Sheet music is now available for some of the most requested compositions that we publish, and more titles will be available for download soon. Please follow the link on the homepage below the Little Room Publishing artist’s list  to access the full sheet music downloads page.

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Little Room Sheet Music

 

Concert News

David Clifton. World Tour Of Knoxville!

WDVX 89.9 Blue Plate Special, Live Radio (and listen online), Downtown Knoxville TN. 14th March 12:00pm

Union Jacks, Northshore Drive, Knoxville TN. Songwriter Night. 19th March. 9:00pm

Open Chord, (opening for Denny Laine)  8502, Kingston Pike, Knoxville TN. 20th March 8:00pm

Scruffy City Hall, Songwriter Showcase, Market Square, Knoxville TN. 21st March 9:00pm

Big Ears Festival, Ambient Guitar, Java Coffee House, The Old City, Knoxville TN.                                                             Friday, 22nd March 11:00am-12:00pm

 

Silent Night. Composed 200 years ago this Christmas… featured on the IKOS album.

The origins of the carol Silent Night are both mysterious and legendary. It was listed in a Gallup poll of 1996 as Britain’s most popular carol.

The legend goes that the organ of the church of Saint Nicholas, Oberndorf, Austria, broke down on Christmas Eve, 1818. The priest and organist hurriedly wrote a simple carol that could be accompanied on the guitar, and sung at the Midnight Mass.

Due to the discovery of an old manuscript, we have now learnt the true story. Joseph Mohr (1792- 1848), a Catholic priest, wrote the words whilst at his previous parish in Mariapfarr, and during the early part of his next ministry in Oberndorf, collaborated with the organist, Franz Gruber (1787-1863), who wrote the beautiful melody. It was originally written as a duet for two male voices. Mohr and Gruber first performed their carol beside the crib in the village church after midnight mass on Christmas Eve, 1818.

This carol might have been lost forever had a manuscript not been discovered by Joseph Strasser, a folk music group leader and lover of traditional Austrian music. His group performed the carol at a concert in Leipzig in 1832, which resulted in it being published in a collection of Tyrolean folk songs. Emily Elliot made the first English translation in 1858, and other versions also appeared by S.A.Brooks in 1881, and J.M. Campbell in 1863. The original text makes no mention of the Virgin Mary, yet Emily Elliot’s translation captures the spirit of Mohr’s carol more than any other, and is the most widely known version.

The IKOS version features perhaps one of the most unusual and original interpretations of this beautiful folk carol by David Clifton and Canadian singer Jane Siberry.

Silent Night

 

King of Love (EP) – David Clifton

This month sees the release of a four track EP of traditional hymns that have been given a new interpretation by David Clifton. It is available on iTunes and all digital music stores, and from the Little Room download page at Bandcamp in the following formats: MP3 (VBR Encoding) FLAC, ALAC (Apple Lossless), AAC, Ogg Vorbis, WAV and AIFF.   Included with this release is an acoustic mix of ‘There Is A Green Hill’  – a simple version based on the well known hymn which has been re-imagined with a new melody and poetic additions to illuminate the familiar texts.