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Re: Santa is coming...
KevinM #2914940 11/22/19 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by KevinM
On a much simpler level, my father had two books of sheet music of christmas carols and offered me one, which I took.

The arrangement are pretty simple, but what I like is how simple tunes can just sound lovely. A close friend died a couple of years back and he was a complete xmas dork. Myself I'm pretty much a scrooge when it comes to anything Christmas but I'm going to record playing a few of the carols in memory of him and pass them onto his wife. Luckily I do know for certain she will appreciate this.


This is what I will be looking for when I go to local music store this weekend - something simple, but nice.

I moved to Canada 21 years ago as young adult and never bought into commercial side of holidays, but fell in love with Christmas music - standard, choir, jazz versions and even cartoons, and everything in between. So, when December comes - it lights up dark cold days days for me. And it does get cold here. We already hit -23 C mark this year and this is only a beginning.

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initK #2914945 11/22/19 09:32 AM
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I enjoy Jennifer Eklund's arrangements: https://pianopronto.com/songbooks/holiday-songbooks/filter/genre-s/holiday/

I'm probably mid to late intermediate. I can sight read a lot of these but there are some challenges too.

I played a piece from Christmas Classics 1 at a recital last year, and this year I'm playing Coventry Carol from Classics 2...it's a really fun arrangement.

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initK #2914946 11/22/19 09:36 AM
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If you can find it the Reader's Digest Merry Christmas Songbook has lots of interesting things in it. Lots of the standard-issue Christmas carols and other lesser-known stuff as well.


Thank you! I will ask for it in music store. I need to expand my search.


You can buy it through Amazon
But a much better price is through Barnes & Nobel

https://m.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-...ngbook-readers-digest-editors/1104085393


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initK #2914949 11/22/19 09:50 AM
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I love this Tchaikovsky knockoff too:

Sheetmusic for Mad Russian's Christmas by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.



(As some realize, despite the name of the composers and the piece itself, it's not Russian, but American. smile )


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I love this version of Carol of the Bells by David Hicken. Someday I’ll play this. I also love George Winston’s rendition of Carol of the Bells which is also on my someday list.


Exciting piece! Thank you for sharing!


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