Christmas Day In the Morning! (A Holiday Collection for Piano--Four Hands). By Gilbert M. Martin (1941-). For piano, four-hands. Sacred, Christmas. Moderately difficult. Published by Sacred Music Press (LO.70-1559S).
A joy-filled and musically colorful compendium of Christmas melodies, brilliantly arranged for four happy hands on one yuletide piano! Eleven carols, masterfully entwined in six separate selections, including a glorious "Asleep on the Hay," utilizing both familiar melodies of "Away in a Manger"; the seldom heard WEXFORD CAROL and CHRISTMAS DAY IS COME wedded together; and a delicately ravishing arrangement of "Silent Night." And finally, for sheer sparkle and joy, cheery adaptations of IN DULCI JUBILO with JOY TO THE WORLD; GOD REST YE MERRY, GENTLEMEN with DECK THE HALL; and I SAW THREE SHIPS with WASSAIL SONG round out this happy, energetic and Christmas tree-bright volume.