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A Virtuosic Christmas

10 Arrangements of Timeless Christmas Classics

By Danny Calhoun

Piano - Advanced
10 Arrangements of Timeless Christmas Classics. Arranged by Danny Calhoun. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Sacred Performer Collections. Christmas; Sacred; Traditional; Winter. Book. 56 pages. Alfred Music #00-46127. Published by Alfred Music (AP.46127).

Item Number: AP.46127

ISBN 1470638894. English.

A Virtuosic Christmas includes timeless Christmas classics that incorporate new harmonic subtleties into arrangements that present a challenging and rewarding experience to advanced pianists. These uplifting settings reflect the comfort and joy that inspired the arranger to create them. Titles: Fantasy on Ode to Joy * The First Noel * Go, Tell It on the Mountain * God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen with Ukrainian Bell Carol * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear * Joy to the World with O Come, All Ye Faithful * O Come, O Come Emmanuel * O Little Town of Bethlehem with O Holy Night * Silent Night * What Child Is This? with Away in a Manger.

About Sacred Performer Collections

Alfred's Sacred Performer Series offers church musicians a great source of beautiful piano arrangements of both traditional and contemporary sacred literature, ideal for use in general, seasonal, and special services such as weddings and funerals.

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  • 2018-12-23 19:57:17.0 5 Stars with slight reservations

    I have a Masters in performance. I've been looking for a collection like this for a long time -- great for those of us who find Late Intermediate stuff boring and sightreadable. Fun to play, challenging without being overwhelming. There's a good variety of styles and difficulty: the easy...

    stuff is readable or only requires attention to a few measures; the harder stuff actually takes some effort without becoming frustrating. The arranger clearly knows how to write idiomatically for piano. My only real reservation is that it could use a good editor. More than a few chords and voice leadings are misspelled, making reading unnecessarily difficult (i.e. a functional B7 chord spelled B-Eb-F#-A; a rising F-minor scale whose last 4 notes are spelled C-Ebb-Fb-F). With that caveat (have a pencil handy for those re-spellings!), I'd definitely recommend this volume for advanced pianists looking for some fun Christmas music that shows off their skills.

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