Christmas by Candlelight
Christmas by Candlelight, is a collection of eighteen traditional Christmas carols in intermediate level arrangements by Rick Robertson. There is a variety of styles, keys, and moods, and all of these are suitable for church use. They are short, so the performer can create a group of their favorites for performance, rather than concentrating on longer, more difficult arrangements. Rich harmonies and interesting musical twists should make these a hit with developing pianists.
The First Noel
This beloved traditional carol is given a lush harmonic treatment by Rick Robertson, with little “counter-phrases” that dart in and out. This arrangement is very well-suited for use in a church Christmas program, as a prelude or offertory and is part of the Christmas Memories songbook.
Away in a Manger
Here, Rick Robertson has woven two familiar tunes for this carol with the music of Johannes Brahms. The piece quotes one well-known Intermezzo (op. 118 no. 2) and hints at another (op. 117 no. 1). This arrangement for late intermediates is part of the Christmas Memories songbook.