Christmas – SONGBOOK

Released
2012
Genre
Songbook

The companion songbook for the CD, Christmas, is a collection of 16 traditional songs arranged for solo piano.. The selections range from the simplicity of What Child is This to the hauntingly beautiful Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming with arrangements that are sure to delight both beginners and advanced players. The 77 page book is spiral bound.

  • Angels We Have Heard On High
  • Away in a Manger
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • Il Est Ne Le Divin Enfant
  • In the Bleak Midwinter
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Joy to the World
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
  • O Christmas Tree
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • O Holy Night
  • Silent Night
  • The First Noel
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • What Child is This

“…Kern keeps the melodies of these traditional carols and songs simple, lyrical, and evocative. What makes this collection different is Kern’s use of jazz chords and voicings that give some of the songs a slight edge and makes them distinctive. On the “Introduction” page, Kern gives some playing tips and suggestions that most pianists will find very helpful. Even more importantly, the music is FUN to play and very enjoyable to learn. Very highly recommended!” ~ Kathy Parsons, MainlyPiano