Merry Christmas Medley
Merry Christmas Medley, is an upbeat easy piano trio by Kris Skaletski that features Good King Wenceslas, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, and the Ukrainian Bell Carol. Includes a stacked score and separated parts. This showcase ensemble will brighten up your next holiday recital!
Rejoice! Rejoice!, also known as Gaudete, is a sacred Christmas carol, thought to have been composed in the 16th century and published in Piae Cantiones, a collection of Finnish & Swedish sacred songs. It is arranged here as fast and flashy upbeat trio by Lisa Donovan Lukas. This selection is ideal for early intermediates and includes a set of parts and a full conductor’s score.
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.
Silent Night for Two by Jenny Walker is for four hands and is a fantasia based on the famous carol. It can be played by two intermediate/advanced pianists or a student and teacher. It opens and ends with bell-like octaves and pedal notes. The main melody is played initially by the primo player and the volume and speed picks up as other parts come in. This sparkling showcase is an entertaining take on a seasonal favorite.