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A Seasoned Christmas

Advanced Piano Solo

By Matthew Janszen

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Piano/Keyboard
Advanced Piano Solo. Arranged by Matthew Janszen. Piano Solo Songbook. Softcover with CD. 56 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.311917).

Item Number: HL.311917

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ISBN 1423483766. 9x12 inches.

Ten Christmas carols arranged in unique piano solo settings, utilizing jazz and pop styles. Includes a demonstration CD! Songs: The First Noel • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen • Hark! the Herald Angels Sing • It Came upon the Midnight Clear • Jingle Bells • O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) • O Holy Night • O Little Town of Bethlehem • O Tannenbaum • Silent Night.

  • Silent Night 
  • Jingle Bells  
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem 
  • O Holy Night 
  • The First Noel 
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing 
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear 
  • O Tannenbaum 
  • God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen 
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste Fideles) 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    anonymous
    Location:
    Idaho
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • February 17, 2011 interesting

    These are fun and interesting arrangements. They are difficult but not too difficult. I have played 42 plus years and have been a professional pianist for 27 of those years. They have tricky rhythms and large jazz chords with multiple notations. There are multiple key changes as well. If the...

    cd is listened to then the arrangement make more sense from the get go. I am glad I got this book.

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  • 3

    pianomom
    Location:
    Idaho
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • December 09, 2010 not bad

    I'm puzzled by the reviewer who claims this book is intermediate at best. Some songs are, but some are more challenging. While I'm not a professional pianist, I took lessons for 12+ years, have taught piano for a few years and consider myself a reasonably decent sight-reader...

    , and after a few weeks of messing with it, I still don't quite have the 7-page arrangement of O Holy Night mastered (but close!). That arrangement and the one of Slient Night (a much easier, more intermediate piece) are my favorites in this book. I will admit that I was hoping for some arrangements that were slightly more "traditional" sounding, but if you like arrangements that are a little unexpected and fun, I think you'd like this book.

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  • 5

    Rick
    Location:
    Indiana
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate
  • November 06, 2009 Playable, good read.

    As an intermediate player, I found the music in this book to be quite playable as a read, or pieces that could be learned relatively quickly. They are filled with interesting ideas that bring new life to familiar tunes. That's exactly what I like to see in Christmas books...

    --I'm not likely to prepare "Jingle Bells" for a concert performance, so I'm really not looking for challenging Christmas music. Instead, what I really like to do is just after Thanksgiving, add it to my practise regimen as something interesting to read and fill the house with holiday cheer. The arrangements are not suitable for singing along to, but certainly would be wonderful as background, and in some cases foreground music for social events, family get togethers, etc. A very nice collection!

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  • 5

    Carol
    Location:
    Texas
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • October 22, 2009 Definitely NOT advanced

    The cover prints this as advanced piano solo, but it is early intermediate at best. These arrangements by Matthew Janszen are the worst I have ever purchased.

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