Piano - Beginning
Composed by Robert Benedict. Saddle-stitched, Solos. Christmas. Book. 32 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.94261).
Item Number: MB.94261
ISBN 9780871666550. Christmas. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
A collection of the world's most famous carols arranged for piano students. Most are fairly easy and modern, with popular harmonic settings to appeal to young students and audiences alike. Harmonic textures vary from one piece with a single-line countermelody in the left hand to simple block, arpeggiated, or waltz-style chord accompaniments. A few pieces use slightly more elaborate 'boogie' accompaniments with grace notes or jazz-inspired harmonies. Melody lines occasionally move into the left hand for added interest. All of the carols include lyrics. One song, Santa and Me, is written with a separate vocal line and piano part.