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Silent Night or Carol of the Bells Intermediate? #2898845
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My 12 year old son is looking for a nice intermediate level arrangement to play for Christmas possibly Silent Night or Carol of the Bells. FWIW- for an idea of level last year he earned superior plus at the intermediate B level in Guild. Would love to listen to the version if possible before buying. Anyone know offhand of a good version of either. Thanks!


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Re: Silent Night or Carol of the Bells Intermediate? [Re: pianoMom2006] #2898860
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Not a teacher, but I like Christine Brown’s arrangement of silent night. You can hear the music underneath the download button

https://christinebrownpiano.com/sheet-music/


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Re: Silent Night or Carol of the Bells Intermediate? [Re: pianoMom2006] #2898874
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Michele McLaughlin's Carol of the Bells for solo piano is lovely if he enjoys this kind of style:

Track to listen to:
https://michelemclaughlin.bandcamp.com/track/carol-of-the-bells

Sheet music to purchase:
https://michelemclaughlin.com/products/carol-of-the-bells-pdf-sheet-music
It's $3.75 for just this piece, or you can buy the full digital book for $20. I bought the collection a few years back. Carol of the Bells is the only one I learned properly as I don't bring out the Christmas music until very close to the time, but I enjoy playing around with other pieces. I've bought a few other Christmas collections over the years, and this is the one I like the best

Re: Silent Night or Carol of the Bells Intermediate? [Re: pianoMom2006] #2898881
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I'm not a teacher. My sister had me buy this version for a family recital last year. It's a late intermediate arrangement. It's nice but was too difficult for me last winter, but it might work for your son. I think it's $3.99 USD.





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Re: Silent Night or Carol of the Bells Intermediate? [Re: Tyrone Slothrop] #2898971
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Tyrone- I really like the arrangement that you posted. I'll definitely suggest this one to my son and if he likes it we can ask the piano teacher whether it would be doable at his level. Thank you!


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Re: Silent Night or Carol of the Bells Intermediate? [Re: barbaram] #2898976
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Originally Posted by barbaram
Michele McLaughlin's Carol of the Bells for solo piano is lovely if he enjoys this kind of style:

Track to listen to:
https://michelemclaughlin.bandcamp.com/track/carol-of-the-bells

Sheet music to purchase:
https://michelemclaughlin.com/products/carol-of-the-bells-pdf-sheet-music
It's $3.75 for just this piece, or you can buy the full digital book for $20. I bought the collection a few years back. Carol of the Bells is the only one I learned properly as I don't bring out the Christmas music until very close to the time, but I enjoy playing around with other pieces. I've bought a few other Christmas collections over the years, and this is the one I like the best



Thank you. This is also another beautiful arrangement. I'll ask him about this one too.


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Originally Posted by dogperson
Not a teacher, but I like Christine Brown’s arrangement of silent night. You can hear the music underneath the download button

https://christinebrownpiano.com/sheet-music/


Thank you for this suggestion too. I'll have him listen to this one too. I'll let everyone know if he chooses one of these. Thanks!


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Re: Silent Night or Carol of the Bells Intermediate? [Re: pianoMom2006] #2899472
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Tyrone, I really like this version! Catherine Rollin has a gorgeous arrangement.


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