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A Christmas Tapestry

By Joseph M. Martin

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Piano/Keyboard
Composed by Joseph M. Martin. Shawnee Press. Collection. 100 pages. Shawnee Press #HE5039. Published by Shawnee Press (HL.35003907).

Item Number: HL.35003907
ISBN 1476874409. 9x12 inches.

Here is a masterful collection by composer/arranger Joseph Martin. Christmas Tapestry is well-named, consisting of fifteen finely crafted tapestries for the mature pianist. Songs include: In the Bleak Midwinter • Away in a Manger • Joy to the World • Fantasy on O Come Little Children • Coventry Carol • Still, Still, Still (A Christmas Berceuse) • Children, Go Where I Send Thee/Go Tell It on the Mountain • and more!

  • In the bleak midwinter 
  • The Holly and the Ivy 
  • Good Chrismas All, Rejoice 
  • O Come, O Come, Emmaneul 
  • Ukrainian Bell Carol 
  • Away In A Manger 
  • Joy To The World 
  • Fantasy on "O Come, Little Children" 
  • 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime (Huron Carol) 
  • I Saw Three Ships 
  • Coventry Carol 
  • Christmas Memories 
  • Children, Go Where I Send Thee/Go, Tell it on the Mountain 
  • Still, Still, Still (A Christmas Berceuse) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • January 07, 2013 Amazing

    The compositions by Mr. Martin are so beautiful and unexpected. I would say this is now in my top two Christmas books. His writing is very challenging and difficult but the payoff is worth every second of practice. In this book I especially love Bleak MidWinter, Still Still Still, and...

    Joy to the World.

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  • 4

    Location:
    Colton, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • October 04, 2012 Worth It

    I gave this book 4 stars because there were some arrangements I didn't like. My favorites in this collection are: In the Bleak Midwinter, Ukranian Bell Carol, 'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime, and I Saw Three Ships. I also like (but do not love) Away in a Manger...

    , The Holly and the Ivy, and Still, Still, Still. Several of the arrangements included parts of well-known classical pieces. Away in a Manger was one of them, but the others I did not like as well. These pieces are, to me, more one-trick pieces than anything else and do not express the full value of the carols. That said, I thought this collection was worth the price for 4 great pieces and 3 good ones. Most of the difficulty in these pieces is with the ornaments and cadenzas, some rhythms, and key signatures. I would rate this a 7/8 on the 10-scale. The pieces are generally very handy once you work out some fingering.

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  • 5

    Location:
    San Fernando Valley, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • January 24, 2012 A Christmas Tapestry

    A Christmas Tapestry is beautifully written and easily executed. It was a wonderful addition to my Christmas collection and I used this book whenever I had to play for Offertory or other parts of my church service that required music. Worth every penny!!

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  • 5

    Location:
    Nashville, TN
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • December 13, 2011 Buy this book!

    I love this book. Yes it is hard, but the passages fall under the fingers nicely and can be worked up with a little effort. Plus this is my favorite arrangement of "Away in a Manger"! If you're not a confident pianist, then this one is not for you...

    , but for an established player these are great Christmas arrangements! :)

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  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • October 27, 2011 Gorgeous!

    A definite go-to book in my huge collection of Christmas pieces. It is geared for a more advanced player. I have had a difficult time finding more advanced, fuller-sounding Christmas music, and was very happy to have found this collection! Many of them are wonderful to play in...

    church.

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