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#1990134 - 11/23/12 07:00 PM Holiday Music Collections
JessicaB Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
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Does anyone have a recommendation for an advanced intermediate to beginning advanced level collection of holiday favorites? So much of the holiday music seems poorly arranged. Perhaps with more of a jazz edge to it than chorale (4 voice) style. Suggestions?

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#1990166 - 11/23/12 10:02 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
Tim Adrianson Offline
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Jessica, here are some suggestions. They contain some jazz-infused arrangements as well as more traditional, and both styles are quite effective:

1 Big Red & Green Book of Christmas Piano Solos various arrangers Word Music
2 Big Ivory Book of Jazz Piano Solos Word Music various arrangers (contains several Christmas selections in the collection).
3 Jazz up Your Christmas Lee Evans Hal Leonard
4 A Joyful Christmas Lee Evans Hal Leonard
5 Christmas Tapestry Bruce Greer Benson Music
5 Emmanuel Mark Hayes Lorenz
6 Well Tempered Christmas Mark Hayes Shawnee Press
7 Christmas Reflections for Piano Teresa Wilhelmi Lillenas

Hopefully, this will be of some help to you.

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#1990198 - 11/24/12 01:46 AM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
Cudo Offline
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#1990206 - 11/24/12 02:53 AM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
Ben Crosland Offline
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I have a Christmas collection here:

Link

They are more "fun interpretations" than arrangements - if you want to hear them, the individual pieces have a media player embedded.

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#1990245 - 11/24/12 08:41 AM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
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Cudo - that is really quiet beautiful, thanks for posting.
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#1990382 - 11/24/12 04:00 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
pianoloverus Offline
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I have an extremely large collection of intermediate to advanced arrangements of Christmas music. Maybe one of the largest on the planet. Just PM if you're interested in the mediafire link.

This is my Christmas program for 2012 which only includes a small fraction of my collection.

Arranger: Song

John Bayless: White Christmas, Christmas Medley (O Come All Ye Faithful, Angels We Have Heard On High, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing)

Dick Wellstood: Jingle Bells

J. Fred Coots: Santa Claus is Coming To Town

Jacob Koller: Jingle Bells

John Eidsvoog: Three Christmas Postcards (Auld Lang Syne, Santa Claus Is Comin', O Holy Night)

Mike Garson: Home For Christmas, The Christmas Song, Joy To The World, O Holy Night, Avinu Malkenu, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

George Winston: Carol Of The Bells

Rada Neal: O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Nikki Iles: The Christmas Song, I Saw Three Shops, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Bill Edwards: Amazing Grace

Rosenblatt: Silent Night

Lee Evans: O Christmas Tree, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Ding Dong Merrily On High

Keveren: Feliz Navidad

Stan Zielinski: Hark The Herald Angels Sing, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, Good Christian Men Rejoice

Keil: White Christmas, Lo How A Rose E're Blooming

Gregory Stone: White Christmas

Sally Deford: Good King Wenceslas, Once In David’s Royal City, Come Thou Long Expected Jesus, The First Noel, Deck The Halls, Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming, God Rest Merry Gentlemen

Dan Coates: Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Edward Elgar: Jersualem

Max Reger: Silent Night

Alana LaGrange: Boogie Jingle Bells

Steve Calderone: We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Ricardo Boppre: The Little Drummer Boy

Hubert Garavel: Mon Beau Sapin

Fujisawa: Far Away








Edited by pianoloverus (11/24/12 04:59 PM)

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#1990672 - 11/25/12 11:41 AM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: jazztpt]
Cudo Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
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Loc: Heidelberg, Germany
Originally Posted By: jazztpt
Cudo - that is really quiet beautiful, thanks for posting.


Thank you.

You might like another one. Maria Walks Amid The Thorn.

www.cisum.info/mariadurcheindornwaldging.mp4
www.cisum.info/MariaDurchDenDornwaldGing.pdf


Edited by Cudo (11/25/12 03:07 PM)

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#1993859 - 12/02/12 08:38 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
JessicaB Offline
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Registered: 12/04/09
Posts: 123
Thank you! This helps so much. Cudo, your arrangement is lovely. I can only access the first arrangement though.


Edited by JessicaB (12/02/12 08:44 PM)

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#1993905 - 12/02/12 10:27 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: Cudo]
pianoloverus Offline
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Originally Posted By: Cudo
Originally Posted By: jazztpt
Cudo - that is really quiet beautiful, thanks for posting.


Thank you.

You might like another one. Maria Walks Amid The Thorn.

www.cisum.info/mariadurcheindornwaldging.mp4
www.cisum.info/MariaDurchDenDornwaldGing.pdf
Those links don't work for me. cry

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#1993913 - 12/02/12 10:44 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
polyphasicpianist Offline
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Registered: 02/21/11
Posts: 1238
Originally Posted By: JessicaB
Does anyone have a recommendation for an advanced intermediate to beginning advanced level collection of holiday favorites? So much of the holiday music seems poorly arranged. Perhaps with more of a jazz edge to it than chorale (4 voice) style. Suggestions?


I am not a Jazz person usually, but the 'easy piano' Charlie Brown Christmas by Hal Lenord is, without doubt, the goto book for easy Christmas music that everyone will adore. It sounds great and isn't something you will have to spend months working on prior to Christmas.

http://www.amazon.com/Charlie-Brown-Christmas-TM-Songbook/dp/B00166EKW6/ref=pd_sim_sbs_b_2

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#1994179 - 12/03/12 02:43 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
rada Offline
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Registered: 09/07/06
Posts: 1124
Loc: pagosa springs,co
I have a book of intermediate to advanced Christmas songs.....these are my arrangements.I have a cd called 'Whispers of Winter"...since I don't have a publisher I copy and bind my own books....call me old-fashioned. You can hear excerpts on my website [ www.pianopassions.com] or cdbaby.com....I enjoy playing them so that's my benchmark for if I think they are good.

rada

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#1997482 - 12/10/12 06:08 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
Bluoh Offline
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Registered: 12/20/11
Posts: 388
Loc: Canada
Jingle Jazz is a great collection by Keveren. smile

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#2000333 - 12/16/12 04:13 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
Cudo Offline
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Posts: 127
Loc: Heidelberg, Germany
Sorry JessicaB and pianoloverus.

The Links are working now again. I did change the arrangement of "Maria Walks Amid The Thorn" slightly but did not make a new take. Maybe one of you guys could make it?

Another one I did is WHITE CHRISTMAS

www.cisum.info/WHITEXMAS.mp3
www.cisum.info/whitechristmas.pdf

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#2000785 - 12/17/12 05:25 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
Cudo Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 127
Loc: Heidelberg, Germany

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#2003036 - 12/22/12 10:30 AM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: JessicaB]
Cudo Offline
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Registered: 03/11/09
Posts: 127
Loc: Heidelberg, Germany
Here is another nice christmas song I did from John Lennon.
www.cisum.info/happychristmas.mp3
www.cisum.info/Happychristmas.pdf

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#2003649 - 12/23/12 08:01 PM Re: Holiday Music Collections [Re: Cudo]
riley80 Offline
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Registered: 08/03/08
Posts: 374
Loc: Florida
You just saved my life. I've been searching for a diff. arrangement of Lo How a Rose - need it for tom'w night ( c-mas Eve) service. Glad it's in F!

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