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Popular Performer -- Christmas Classics

The Best Popular Songs of the Holiday Season

By Mark Hayes

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Piano - Advanced
The Best Popular Songs of the Holiday Season. Arranged by Mark Hayes. Book; Piano Collection; Piano Supplemental. Popular Performer Series. Christmas; Secular; Winter. 52 pages. Published by Alfred Music (AP.38593).

Item Number: AP.38593

ISBN 0739082884.

The Christmas season has inspired decades of memorable popular music. Mark Hayes revisits some of these timeless songs, expertly casting them in the rich voice of the piano. Titles: The Gift * Grown-Up Christmas List * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I'll Be Home for Christmas * It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * Let There Be Peace on Earth * The Little Drummer Boy * Sleigh Ride * Toyland.
"The arrangements here are sure to impress any party crowd"
--Yiyi Ku, Music Teachers Helper Blog.

About Popular Performer Series

Alfred's Popular Performer series includes collections of pop, jazz, Broadway and movie music. Each selection is masterfully arranged for Early Advanced to Advanced pianists. Rich textures, sophisticated harmonies and inventive rhythms make these arrangements ideal for hobbyists, advancing students, professional musicians or any Popular Performer!

  • It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year  Composed by Edward Pola; George Wyle
  • Toyland (from "Babes in Toyland")  Composed by Victor Herbert;Lyrics by Glen MacDonough
  • Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!  Composed by Jule Styne;Lyrics by Sammy Cahn
  • I'll Be Home for Christmas   Composed by Walter Kent;Lyrics by Kim Gannon
  • The Gift  Composed by Jim Brickman; Tom Douglas
  • The Little Drummer Boy  Composed by Katherine Davis; Henry Onorati; Harry Simeone
  • Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas  Composed by Ralph Blane;Lyrics by Hugh Martin
  • Sleigh Ride (Instrumental)  Composed by Leroy Anderson
  • Grown-Up Christmas List  Composed by David Foster; Linda Thompson
  • Let There Be Peace On Earth  Composed by Jill Jackson; Sy Miller
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Brian
    Location:
    Orlando, FL
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2017-11-08 14:56:37.0 Great selections

    I really liked this collection because the pieces were not only well written, but offered some songs that are not seen in other piano books.

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  • 5

    AKPianoPlayer
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2017-11-02 23:54:26.0 Beautiful Pieces!

    This is a challenging set of beautiful arrangements. These pieces sound amazing, and are worth the time in order to master them. Mark Hayes does beautiful work - and it is great to see a mix of secular songs to play anywhere! Definitely recommend this one.

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  • 5

    Jennifer
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2017-06-07 10:20:07.0 Love!

    Very nice arrangements! Love Popular Performer! The song choices are wonderful. My favorites are "Toyland" and "Let There be Peace on Earth". I was excited to see "Toyland" in there.

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  • 5

    Sarah
    Location:
    Abingdon, VA
    Difficulty Level:
    Advanced
  • 2012-12-12 00:00:00.0 I love it!

    I got this book a few weeks ago and have had so much fun playing the great Christmas arrangements. I've been playing piano for 10 years and have come to be rather advanced. This book was at the perfect level of difficulty for me because they're hard enough...

    to be beautiful and challenging yet easy enough to master within a few days. Mark Hayes is an amazing arranger. The pieces are interesting and are not so repetitive that they become boring. I especially love the arrangement of "Sleigh Ride". This is an excellent asset to any advanced pianists Christmas collection!

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    8 of 13 people found this review helpful.
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  • 5

    Kristen
    Location:
    Colton, CA
    Difficulty Level:
    Intermediate/advanced
  • 2012-10-04 00:00:00.0 Great

    I love this book! I love 7 of the 10 arrangements and like the other 3. They are all appropriately jazzy and fun to play. Each composition is quite different from the others. "Toyland" is my favorite. I would rate this an 8 on a 10-scale. Most of the...

    difficulty comes from rhythms (swing and lots of ties) and fingering on ornaments and cadenzas. Lots of chords and some fun glissandos. I love having a book of songs that the piano can sing without a singer.

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    15 of 21 people found this review helpful.
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