The Christmas Messiah (Selections from Handel's oratorio transcribed for piano four-hands). Composed by Larry Shackley. For piano, four-hands. Sacred, Christmas. Advanced. Published by Lorenz Publishing Company (LO.70-1653L).
Advanced - Every year, hundreds of choirs around the world perform Handel's "Messiah," which contains the best-known musical retelling of the story of Christ's birth. Now this timeless music is available to church pianists as well, through these well-crafted four-hand transcriptions by Larry Shackley. "The Christmas Messiah" features three favorite choruses, two of Handel's most melodic arias, and the delightful "Pastoral Symphony," all arranged to take advantage of the full range of the piano. Equally suitable for church services and school programs, these Christmas classics are exciting to play and hear.