Up on the Housetop
This fun children’s Christmas song was originally written somewhere around 1850-1860 by a little-known composer named Benjamin Hanby. It was also one of the first well-known secular Christmas songs. Here it is arranged as a lively duet for early intermediates.
Snow Ride by British composer Jenny Walker is an evenly-leveled duet for two intermediate players. Apart from the introduction, the secondo player provides the rhythmic drive and the primo player has a slower, calmer feel. There is a gentle, steady flow depicting a horse-drawn carriage being driven through the snow.
Festive Frolic, composed by Jenny Walker, is a quirky piece full of fun. Starting and finishing in the upper end of the keyboard, it slowly creeps down until we get just a hint of Jingle Bells together with left-hand chord leaps, which can be played slightly slower. The last part of the piece completes the musical sandwich with a playful ending.
Deck the Halls
Deck the Halls arranged as a lively holiday showcase solo by Jenny Walker. After a flamboyant introduction, the first section has a walking bass with a single-note melody in the right hand. The second has a much more modern feel, with syncopated chords in a pop-rock style.
Bunessan (Morning Has Broken)
Bunessan, a traditional Scottish melody also known as Morning Has Broken, arranged for intermediate violinists of all ages. Lush teacher accompaniment included making this selection ideal for recitals and other performance opportunities.
Piano Pronto® Interlude: Super Soundtrack
Super Soundtrack for the Piano Pronto: Interlude method book by Jennifer Eklund. Includes orchestrated backing tracks with and without the student parts as well as recordings of the student solos with the teacher duet parts. Mp3 and MIDI files included with purchase.
Piano Pronto® Movement 3: Super Soundtrack
An essential item to amp up the full-time fun for Piano Pronto Movement 3 students! This all-new super soundtrack includes: fun instrumental backing tracks and play-along tracks of the teacher duet parts for all 24 Movement 3 songs. Each song includes a version with the student part for reference, and a version without the student part. Ditch the metronome and assign these tracks to students of all ages for effective at-home practice! Available as a physical CD or digital download. Digital purchase includes Mp3 and MIDI files.