Composed by African-American Spirituals, etc., John Hopkins, Lewis Redner, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893), George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), James Pierpont (1822-1893), Traditional, Franz Xaver Gruber, Scottish Folk Song, English Folk Song, English Carol, German Carol, Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847), and John Wade. Arranged by Rae Moses, Larry Clark, and Carl Strommen. SWS. Christmas and Holiday. Christmas. Book and CD. With Standard notation. Carl Fischer Music #BF61. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.BF61).
Item Number: CF.BF61
ISBN 9780825882654. 9 x 12 inches. CD Arrangements by Rae Moses.
Looking for some fun new material to playing during the Christmas season? This exciting new collection contains 18 popular holiday favorites in a variety of different styles from classical to jazz to rock to Latin. Each play-along track uses background instruments that will make you feel like you are in the band or part of the orchestra. As an added bonus the included data CD contains printable PDF files of piano accompaniments for all of the tunes so that you can print them out and play along with a pianist for a performance or at church, giving you even more performance options. Veteran arrangers Carl Strommen and Larry Clark have teamed up to create this exceptional offering for instrumentalists of all ages looking to play some holiday music just for the fun of it!.
First of all, this book is intended to be fun! We hope that these unique arrangements of popular Christmas songs will bring joy to you and to all who hear them. This playalong collection will give instrumentalists the opportunity to ajama in a variety of styles with some great sounding background tracks. We have intentionally provided a mixed bag of styles with these arrangements, with styles ranging from classical to jazz, and from rock to Latin. Certain arrangements, such as the more jazz-oriented ones, are designed to provide players with the opportunity to experiment with improvisation. We hope you enjoy these arrangements as much as we did writing them for you. Have fun!