Fantasia on Polish Christmas Carols (A Medley of Seven Traditional Kolendy for Late Intermediate Piano). Arranged by Christos Tsitsaros. For Piano. Educational Piano Solo. Late Intermediate. Softcover. 16 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.296879).
ISBN 1458411885. 9x12 inches.
Christmas holds a unique place in the hearts of Polish people, as it presents an opportunity to unite in peace, love, and forgiveness, and to express deep reverence for the Christ Child. The “Kolendy” (Christmas Carols) perfectly embody this spirit of generosity and good will, and accompany formal religious celebrations, as well as home gatherings and festivities often lasting several days. Their wonderful folk flavor and typically Polish emotional character, ranging from sad to humorous and tender, provided the inspiration for this Fantasia on Christmas Carols, in which a series of seven “Kolendy” are threaded together through key relationships and transitional elaborative sections.