Nikki Iles: Violin Jazz On A Winter's Night - 11 Christmas Classics (Book/CD)

Books and CDs | Violin, Piano Accompaniment

Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album

Violin Jazz On A Winter's Night features 11 Christmas classics, arranged for violinists at an intermediate level (Grades 4-7) by Nikki Iles.

The pieces in this collection cover a wide range of styles, from swing to contemporary, and draw influence from some of the greatest jazz musicians of all time, including Frank Sinatra, Bill Evans, Vince Mendoza and Diana Krall.

While paying homage to American Christmas jazz, Violin Jazz On A Winter's Night also reflects a European tradition and includes stylish, swinging arrangements of time-honoured classics such as In The Bleak Mid-Winter.

Rhythm, embellishment, grooves and solos are all carefully notated and the expertise of the arranger, a celebrated jazz musician and composer, guarantees an authentic jazz sound.

This book comes complete with a CD of full performances and backing tracks, recorded by violinist Ros Stephen and Nikki Iles, to help with interpretation and feel.

ISBN: 9780193393448
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 13 June 2014
No of pages: 56
Language: English
Catalogue No: 9780193393448

          Nikki Iles: Violin Jazz On A Winter's Night - 11 Christmas Classics (Book/CD) reviews verified by reevooReevoo

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          Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
          10 out of 10


          Birmingham GB
          Good to have accompanying CD. Enjoyable music that is within my capabilities - with a bit of practice!
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          Confirmed purchase: 14 December 2016
          Published on: 18 January 2017
          9 out of 10


          Blackpool GB Violin teacher
          I found these to be lovely original arrangements of mostly well known Christmas tunes. They work well as short interesting pieces; an alternative to the usual Christmas concert items. The solo parts are about gde6,7 standard. The backing tracks are beautifully played piano accompaniments.
          If anything the pieces, at just over 2 mins are a little short. Having no pianist I used the backing tracks but those without an intro have a voice counting in which I personally don't like, so wouldn't use in a concert situation.
          Confirmed purchase: 07 December 2015
          Published on: 08 January 2016
          10 out of 10


          Beautiful arrangements which are fun to play or that can be the basis for individual interpretation and improvisation. Really nice selection of music.
          Confirmed purchase: 21 January 2015
          Published on: 05 February 2015

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