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Hymns of the Nativity: Vol. 1

with opt. Viola and Cello for Violin 2

By Catherine McMichael

String ensemble 2 violins, piano - Grade 2.5
With opt. Viola and Cello for Violin 2. Arranged by Catherine McMichael. Christmas. Piano score and parts. Published by Latham Music Enterprises (LA.711356).

Item Number: LA.711356

ISBN 978-1-62876-285-3.

Intermediate level; Piano can be optional. Contents: Angels We Have Heard On High, Hark The Herald Angels Sing, Away In a Manger, Once In Royal David's City, Silent Night, The Holly and the Ivy/The First Noel, O Come, All Ye Faithful, Joy To The World.

  • Angels We Have Heard On High 
  • Hark the Herald Angels Sing 
  • Away In A Manger 
  • Once In Royal David's City 
  • Silent Night 
  • The Holly and the Ivy/The First Noel 
  • O Come, All Ye Faithful 
  • Joy To The World 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2012-12-31 00:00:00.0 love this compilation!

    Our violin instructor stumbled across these in November. My kids (Suzuki book 3/4) learned half of them and performed them for church, recitals, etc. Everyone is so impressed with how wonderful they sound and I've enjoyed accompanying them on the piano. Very nice arrangements, not just scratchy straight...

    melodies. Highly recommended!

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  • 5

    Eufaula Strings and Things
    Eufaula, AL
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • 2009-11-07 00:00:00.0 No Christmas burnout here!

    As a music instructor and director of a local youth orchestra and violin ensemble, I am so thrilled, as usual, to receive this music today. The Violin 1 part is suitable for late beginners and early intermediates with no shifting. More experienced players should really be able to play these...

    pieces well, with swelling dynamics and developed vibratos. The Violin 2 part, although not difficult, at times requires 3rd position which a more experienced, albeit less showy, solid 1st violinist player should be able to handle well. I am sticking my 3rd best violinist on this part (good with notes, just not as pretty of a player). The concert should be very solid. If you have not listened to the music samples, do so. It's not your average, boring orchestration of Christmas music. There is much to enjoy and discover rhythmically and tonally that will keep you from burning out on Christmas music.

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