A superb collection of over 70 favourite Christmas carols and songs arranged for Piano, with lyrics and Guitar chord symbols, guaranteed to get you in the festive mood! Including popular songs such as A Spaceman Came Travelling and Happy Xmas (War Is Over), as well as traditional carols, such as Away In A Manger and Once In Royal David's City.
If you want (as I did) piano Christmas carols & songs that are (for about half the book) between the common "one note in each hand" stage, and the full 4 note version, then here they are! This type are about ABRSM grade 2-3, or grade 4-5 sight reading.
They're arranged for 3 notes at once for a third or probably half the book (the 2 notes sometimes in left, sometimes in right hand) and full arrangements of the rest (some 4 part carols and some songs in full arrangements with chords), so is a good investment, and never sounds simplistic or thin in musical texture. It's also nicely presented & brightly covered (gloss white) so is appealing to use.
As well as being less difficult than "The Best Christmas Songbook Ever" from Wise Publications, it also has another serious advantages over it - the copy I received was ring bound (comb binding rather than glued like a paperback) so stays open on the stand.
- (READING, United Kingdom)
Excellent beginners book with varying degrees of skill level required. Anonymous
Good selection of Christmas music and carols
Clear printing and fairly easy to play Anonymous
- (Saffron Walden, United Kingdom)