Well-Tempered Christmas arranged by Mark Hayes. For Piano/Keyboard. Shawnee Press. 56 pages. Shawnee Press #HE5038. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35025350).
This collection contains something for everyone ... a bluesy spiritual, gentle lullabies, concert pieces, lush settings of old favorites and even a medley of secular titles. Mark Hayes' style is unlike any other. Given to mood and style shifts, one moment the carol is traditional, the next it's in the style of Mozart, and the next it's in the style of Chopin. Some easy, some not so easy, but all are exciting. Songs include: We Three Kings • I Wonder as I Wander • Rise Up Shepherd and Follow • O Little Town of Bethlehem • Masters in this Hall • Manger Medley • and four more. Highly recommended!