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Carols with Classics

10 Arrangements Combining Christmas Carols and Classical Favorites

By Thomas Fettke

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Piano - Early Advanced
10 Arrangements Combining Christmas Carols and Classical Favorites. Arranged by Thomas Fettke. Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Sacred Performer Collections. Christmas; Sacred; Winter. Book. 40 pages. Alfred Music #00-43037. Published by Alfred Music (AP.43037).

Item Number: AP.43037

ISBN 1470617331. English.

In Carols with Classics, Tom Fettke skillfully merges beloved Christmas carols with favorite classical works by master composers. Titles: Away in a Manger with Brahms' Lullaby (Wiegenlied: Guten Abend, gute Nacht) * It Came Upon the Midnight Clear with Liebestraume * Joy to the World with Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah) * O Come, All Ye Faithful with Cantique de Jean Racine * O Come, O Come Emmanuel with Moonlight Sonata * Silent Night with Clair de lune * Sussex Carol with Waltz of the Flowers * Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne with Andante Cantabile (from Symphony No. 5) * We Three Kings of Orient Are with Fur Elise * What Child Is This? with Gymnopedie No. 1.

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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  • 1

    mrjojosmom
    Location:
    Fresno, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 15, 2018 Don't Buy This! Buy Christmas with a Velvet Touch

    Fortunately, I first encountered this arranger's glorious compilation in "Christmas with a Velvet Touch." Had I started my musical association with Fettke's "Carols with Classics" I would not have gone any further with Fettke. Unfortunately, I agree with one of the previous reviewers. These arrangements just don't...

    work. The "merging" of the carols with the classics is ham-handed. Sometimes I can even feel Fettke flail so that these songs come out nice and tidy.

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  • 4

    Keylady
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • February 11, 2017 Carols With Classics

    One of my adult students brought this book to her lesson and we worked on the Away in a Manger/Brahms Lullaby combo. I found the interpretations lovely, with interesting harmonies that were still accessible to upper-intermediate level students. I think they are especially enjoyed by students who already...

    have a familiarity with classical music, and enjoy melding them with Christmas carols.

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    Melanie
    Location:
    Fort Worth, TX
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • November 19, 2016 Carols with Classics

    I have really enjoyed this book. Not too difficult. I love the mixing of classical w/carols! The challenge is one of musicality.

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    Anonymous
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • April 10, 2016 Bad

    This is just bad for so many reasons. The blurb states that the arranger "skillfully" connects classical pieces with Christmas carols. There is nothing skillful about these sudden and odd changes from one song to another. The U-turns are baffling. The keys are almost all no sharps or flats...

    and one flat and 5 flats?! (sometimes within the same piece) The arrangements of the classical pieces are often odd, simplified in unnecessary ways. There are much better books which are Christmas Carols arranged in the style of famous composers. This is NOT one of them-- the arrangement of each carol has nothing to do with the style of the classical piece attached to it. Big thumbs down on this book.

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