Rudolph Goes Romantic (A Rhapsody-Polonaise on "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"). By Johnny Marks. Arranged by Sylvia Rabinof. For Piano. Piano Solo; Solo. Christmas; Pop; Romantic; Winter. Advanced; Early Advanced. Sheet. 12 pages. Published by Belwin Music (AP.PA9521).
ISBN 076926946X. Christmas; Pop; Romantic; Winter.
Rudolph, the favorite red-nosed reindeer, has moved into the romantic era. Sylvia Rabinof, a master improviser, has marvelously developed the melody into a concert transcription, complete with the appropriate rhythms and historical styles, all the while keeping Rudolph in evidence. This is real honest-to-goodness piano literature, a solo that fine pianists and musicologists will find delightful. With the brilliance of a rhapsody and the excitement of a polonaise built around a theme that everyone can identify, performers and listeners will all find pleasure in this venture. There is drama and dignity, there is good humor, and there is musical substance. Rudolph and Rabinof make a great team!