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A Jazz-Inspired Christmas

8 Sophisticated Solo Piano Arrangements

By Craig Curry

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Piano - Advanced
8 Sophisticated Solo Piano Arrangements. Arranged by Craig Curry. Book; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Sacred Performer Collections. Christmas; Jazz; Sacred; Winter. 40 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.36561).

Item Number: AP.36561
ISBN 0739081411. Christmas; Jazz; Sacred; Winter.

These fresh-sounding, jazzy piano arrangements are great for church services, Christmas programs, concerts, and recitals. A CD is included, which features the composer at the piano performing all of the selections. It also includes optional bass and drum parts for six of the arrangements, provided in PDF format. Chord symbols are included on the bass parts so that other instruments may be added as well. Titles: Sing We Now of Christmas * The First Noel * O Little Town of Bethlehem * Jingle Bells * What Child Is This? * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen * Silent Night * Go, Tell It on the Mountain.
"I find the harmonies here to be very original and refreshing, and there are also plenty opportunities to hone my improvisation skills further!"
--Yiyi Ku, Music Teachers Helper Blog.

About Sacred Performer Collections

Alfred's Sacred Performer Series offers church musicians a great source of beautiful piano arrangements of both traditional and contemporary sacred literature, ideal for use in general, seasonal, and special services such as weddings and funerals.

  • The First Noel 
  • Go, Tell It on the Mountain 
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem 
  • Silent Night 
  • Sing We Now of Christmas 
  • What Child Is This? 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Location:
    Wyoming
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 05, 2014 Great Music!

    This is a great book to use during the Christmas holidays! I've loved Craig's music for years, and wouldn't miss buying any of his advanced piano books. I love the variety in his books --from salsa to swing to blues and others. The arrangements are challenging but...

    very entertaining for listeners. He's been a solid & interesting arranger for me to depend on for sure.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Ohio
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 01, 2014 A favorite!

    This is one of my favorite Christmas jazz books. The jazz trio I am a member of uses several of these fantastic and fun arrangements. Mr. Curry very creatively employs different jazz styles and rhythms, and everything has a great flow to it. I own several of Mr. Curry's...

    books, and while some of his arrangements can be a bit above my skill level, I found this book to be very accessible with just a little practice.

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  • 5

    Location:
    Kansas
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • September 01, 2014 Fun!

    As a piano teacher and a church pianist, I'm always on the look out for new material. Often in a Craig Curry book, I'll "fall in love" with one piece especially. In this book, it was "Sing We Now of Christmas." So...much...fun! I played it last...

    season with a bass player and a drummer (love that those parts are included on the CD inside) and it was a hit! I look forward to exploring more of this book soon in the coming Christmas season!

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  • 1

    Location:
    Alliance, OH
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • May 29, 2014 A Jazz-Inspired Christmas

    Some selections have good creative ideas but they are not developed fully. Many measures repeat and repeat, loosing the momentum in the music. Simple chords are used through-out, with a heavy use of the Right Hand. Most selections are religious melodies but not of quality to be used in...

    a Church Service. I was disappointed and expected more.

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  • 5

    Location:
    CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 17, 2011 Jazz up your Christmas!

    Craig Curry has done an excellent job with the arrangements in this book. If you liked his Gospel Improv book, you'll love this one! From a blues arrangement of Silent Night to Gospel Swing arrangement of The First Noel, there are many styles of jazz included. Enjoy!

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