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The Music Tree: Christmas

7 Duets for Student and Teacher, Part 1

By Louise Goss

Piano four-hands - Elementary
7 Duets for Student and Teacher, Part 1. Arranged by Louise Goss, Sam Holland, and Steve Betts. Francis Clark Music Tree. Frances Clark Library for Piano Students. Christmas and Sacred. Songbook. With standard notation and lyrics. 16 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.26195).

Item Number: AP.26195

ISBN 0739057553. With standard notation and lyrics. Christmas and Sacred. 9x12 inches.

The Music Tree: Christmas is a new addition to the revolutionary Music Tree series. Designed to develop solid reading from the beginning, these Christmas collections contain many of the most-requested carols, in addition to some not readily available for beginners. The duets are impressive and add rich sonority to each student part. Titles: O Come, All Ye Faithful * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * We Three Kings of Orient Are * Good King Wenceslas * Good Christian Men, Rejoice * Toyland * Jolly Old St. Nicholas.

About The Music Tree

The Music Tree series continues the development of complete musicianship by providing the beginner with delightful and varied repertoire. The pupil learns a variety of idioms encompassing folk, jazz and pop. The creativity of the students is emphasized since they are given musical segments to rearrange, transpose, complete or to use as the basis for a new composition. Technical aspects are also addressed including greater facility, blocked intervals and chords, and more hands together playing. Guided training steps are used to encourage intelligent practice skills.

  • O Come, All Ye Faithful  Composed by John Francis Wade
  • It Came Upon the Midnight Clear  Composed by Richard Storrs Willis
  • We Three Kings Of Orient Are  Composed by John Henry Hopkins Jr.
  • Good King Wenceslas  Traditional
  • Good Christian Men, Rejoice (In Dulci Jubilo)  German Carol
  • Toyland  Composed by Victor Herbert
  • Jolly Old Saint Nicholas  Traditional

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  • 5

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  • February 02, 2009 At last!

    As a long time teacher who uses the Frances Clark Music Tree, I am delighted that Alfred has finally published a Christmas volume. Finally I can assign Christmas music that does not use middle C hand positions to beginning students!

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  • November 26, 2007 Good book for beginners with some experience

    This is a good Christmas book for students familiar with The Music Tree teaching method. It is more appropriate for students near the end of the Part 1 lesson books or in the beginning of Part 2A, since many of the pieces assume skills that are taught at the end...

    of the Part 1 lesson book. If you start your student while they're in the beginning of the Part 1 lesson book, they may be frustrated by not having enough pieces appropriate for their skill level. This book reinforces the skills introduced in the lesson book, though, and even though there isn't a large selection of songs, my students find the songs that are appropriate for their skill level satisfying to learn.

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