A Classical Christmas (Piano Solos). Arranged by Emily Tufenkjian. For Piano, Keyboard. Lillenas Publications. Christmas and Sacred. Moderate. Keyboard Book. 32 pages. Lillenas Publishing Company #MC288. Published by Lillenas Publishing Company (HL.71900688).
ISBN 0834195089. Christmas and Sacred. 8.75x11.75 inches.
Sparkling arrangements in the popular “classics combined with carols” format – delightfully styled by Emily Tufenkjian. Teachers and students will appreciate the careful attention given to fingering markings. Moderate in difficulty, this collection will be an attractive “quick read” for the accomplished pianist and an enjoyable challenge for the developing player. Performers and listeners will enjoy the thematic cohesiveness of such arrangements as “Silent Night” combined with Beethoven's “Moonlight Sonata” and “Away in a Manger” combined with Brahms' “Lullaby.” The classically-aware listener will perceive the subtle irony in the combination of “O Come, Little Children” and Humperdinck's “Hansel and Gretel.”
Contents: Angels from the Realms of Glory (with Bach's “Gavotte” and Pachelbel's “Canon in D”) • Away in a Manger (with Brahms' “Lullaby”) • Christ Was Born on Christmas Day (with Handel's “He Shall Feed His Flock” from The Messiah) • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (with Tchaikovsky's “Russian Dance” from The Nutcracker Suite) • March of the Kings (with Bach's “Musette”) • O Come, Little Children (with Humperdinck's “Hansel and Gretel”) • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (with Chopin's “Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28 No. 4”) • Silent Night (with Beethoven's “Moonlight Sonata”) • The First Noel (with Bach's “Minuet”) • We Three Kings (with Mozart's “Symphony 40 in G Minor, 2nd Movement”) • What Child Is This? (with Rimsky-Korsakov's “Scheherazade”).
Location: from Virginia
February 3, 2009
My favorite Christmas book!
These pieces are easy to play with a little practice but still sound very lovely and creative. I've used this book at church for several Christmases, and it is a favorite of mine and my audience. A good purchase!
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