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14 Advanced Christmas Favorites

Violin Solo and Play-Along Orchestrations

By Bernard de la Monnoye

Chamber Violin
Violin Solo and Play-Along Orchestrations. Composed by Bernard de la Monnoye, James Murray, John Hopkins, Lewis Redner, George Frideric Handel (1685-1759), French carol, Franz Xaver Gruber, Welsh Carol, English Carol, Felix Bartholdy Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Richard Storrs Willis, and John Wade. Arranged by Sean O'Loughlin Lowell Mason. SWS. Christmas and Holiday. Collection. With Standard notation. 32 pages. Carl Fischer Music #BF81. Published by Carl Fischer Music (CF.BF81).

Item Number: CF.BF81

ISBN 9780825890321. 9 x 12 inches.

For those tired of all the Christmas solo books and are searching for something more sophisticated, 14 Advanced Christmas Favorites is the answer. Arranger Sean O'Loughlin has created a volume of distinctive and elegant arrangements of 14 classic Christmas carols for the more advanced player. All are fully orchestrated with downloadable audio recordings that will enhance every performance, especially in church or in concert. It is a unique collection that is both challenging and satisfying to your musical needs. You won't want to be without this special new product this holiday season.
Advanced Christmas Favorites is a unique collection of new and creative arrangements for the accomplished performer. Whether it is being the featured soloist at a sacred service or performing for family and friends at home, this collection is sure to be a crowd pleaser in any situation. The selection of songs includes a variety of exciting, fast paced settings as well as soft and tender treatments. There are even hints of classical pieces sprinkled into the texture here and there. In drawing from my experience of orchestrating for some of the country's leading professional orchestras, I brought a truly symphonic approach to these traditional holiday favorites. To that end, this collection also features high-quality, play-a-long recordings created by Carl Rydlund, a colleague of mine who works extensively as an orchestrator on major motion pictures in Hollywood. Select your own Christmas favorite and get ready to make your orchestral debut at Symphony Hall!

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  • December 12, 2020 Not Violin Friendy.

    I would say the difficulty is about Suzuki Book 5. What makes the pieces more difficult is that they are almost all in flat keys, F, Bb, Ab, Eb. I guess they didn't want to transpose for violin because of the recorded accompaniment.

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  • December 05, 2017 advanced Christmas favorites

    Excellent arrangements. Interesting twists to the most popular songs. Would like piano option on accompaniment.

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  • October 12, 2017 Wonderful!

    I really love the arrangements in this book! They're unique, but not so different as to be unrecognizable. I feel like there's a nice balance between upbeat pieces and those with slower tempos. I performed this at a retirement home last year and everyone LOVED it! look forward...

    to performing it again this year. And for the record, the CD played just fine for me on a CD player. However, if need be, you can also transfer the tracks onto your phone to then they can be played via a nice, large external speaker.

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  • November 28, 2015 good

    The arrangements were wonderrful, but the CD can NOT be played on anything but a computer! Very, very impractical. Very disappointed.

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