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.
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.
Let’s Get Poppin’
Let’s Get Poppin’ is an upbeat primer level solo from Roadtrip: Rockstar Rally Volume 2, and includes a teacher duet part. This piece serves as a great introduction to simple left-hand crossovers and staccato. Music and lyrics by Jennifer Eklund and Kris Skaletski.