Synopses & Reviews
Sparkling arrangements in the popular classics combined with carols format - delightfully styled by Emily Tufenkjian. Teachers and students will appreciate the careful attention given to fingering markings. Moderate in difficulty, this collection will be an attractive quick read for the accomplished pianist and an enjoyable challenge for the developing player. Performers and listeners will enjoy the thematic cohesiveness of such arrangements as Silent Night combined with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Away in a Manger combined with Brahms' Lullaby. The classically-aware listener will perceive the subtle irony in the combination of O Come, Little Children and Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. Contents: Angels from the Realms of Glory (with Bach's Gavotte and Pachelbel's Canon in D) * Away in a Manger (with Brahms' Lullaby) * Christ Was Born on Christmas Day (with Handel's He Shall Feed His Flock from The Messiah) * Hark The Herald Angels Sing (with Tchaikovsky's Russian Dance from The Nutcracker Suite) * March of the Kings (with Bach's Musette) * O Come, Little Children (with Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel) * O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (with Chopin's Prelude in E Minor, Op. 28 No. 4) * Silent Night (with Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata) * The First Noel (with Bach's Minuet) * We Three Kings (with Mozart's Symphony 40 in G Minor, 2nd Movement) * What Child Is This? (with Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade).
Table of Contents
Angels from the realms of glory -- Away in a manger -- Christ was born on Christmas day -- Hark! The herald angels sing -- March of the kings -- O come, little children -- O come, o come Emmanuel -- Silent night -- The first noel -- We three kings -- What child is this?