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.
A Mostly Minor Christmas
A Mostly Minor Christmas, is a quirky late intermediate collection by Stacy Fahrion that contains some familiar carols arranged in unfamiliar ways, such as Deck the Halls, in 7/8, and Mambo All the Way, a minor-key mambo version of Jingle Bells. There are a couple of jazzy tunes with silly lyrics, including Gloomy Old St. Nick, and O Spider Tree. Finally, there are several soaring lyrical carols in mostly minor keys. The only piece in this collection that’s in a major key is a subtly reharmonized version of Silent Night.
No Limits is a fast and flashy duet for two early intermediates. Full of driving, syncopated rhythms this duet is sure to be a hit at your next recital! Music composed by Jennifer Eklund. This piece has been selected for the NFMC Festivals Bulletin, 2020-2024.
Castle in the Clouds
Castle in the Clouds is an elegant solo for advancing early intermediates of all ages composed by Jennifer Eklund. This showcase solo is a great way to introduce syncopation and an advanced key signature since the piece requires very few shifts in hand position.