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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.