A Jazzy Christmas Book 2 - Piano

Books | Piano

Catalogue No: AM997964
Format: Sheet Music | Instrumental Album
A Jazzy Christmas Book 2 is the great follow up to the popular A Jazzy Christmas Book 1 for solo Piano, containing a further 13 jazz arrangements of more of your favourite Christmas classics.

This book is the next instalment in the series for the pianist who is tired of the same old arrangements of traditional seasonal songs that have been heard and played many times before. This songbook includes even more arrangements of festive favourites, with an interesting and exciting jazz twist. These songs are guaranteed to get the attention and respect of your audience. Expertly arranged by Paul Honey, songs like Jingle Bells, O Come All Ye Faithful and Santa Baby get the jazz-treatment in this follow-up edition.

Pianists and audiences will enjoy playing and hearing these innovative and cool twists on the Yuletide classics. The jazzy melodies and unexpected chords breathe new life into the tired old tunes, and listeners will enjoy hearing how these versions differ from the ones they are familiar with. As with the first book, the challenge of these pieces presents yet another enjoyable part of the series. After you've mastered the traditional songs, these new and reinvigorated versions will keep your audience on their toes, and will keep your fingers working. 

So, whether you have already mastered the first book and you are hungry for more jazz-inspired Christmas, or you just prefer the tunes included in this one, the jazz harmonies, rhythms and melodies of these arrangements in A Jazzy Christmas are sure to bring a freshness to your soundtrack this Christmas.
ISBN: 9781849381468
Skill Level: Intermediate Explain this
Published on: 03 August 2009
No of pages: 56
Language: English
Publisher: Wise Publications
 
     
       

        A Jazzy Christmas Book 2 - Piano reviews verified by reevooReevoo

        Quality of content
        9.0
        Value for money
        8.8
        Overall rating
        8.7
        Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
        10 out of 10

        Angela

        Farnborough GB
        +
        Familiar songs but with a twist. Makes a fun change. A challenge for my rusty Grade 5 but achievable and sound good.
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 06 December 2016
        Published on: 13 January 2017
        8 out of 10

        Brogan

        Peterborough GB Am a competent musician
        +
        Good arrangements that I can easily re write for A Cappella voices. Good size print. Lovely arrangements
        Reviewer left no comment
        Confirmed purchase: 01 December 2014
        Published on: 08 January 2015

        Musicroom Reviews

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        5
        As is true of book 1 there are some very nice arrangements included here. Quite playable but interesting and often lush. Worked well for a Children's Christmas Eve service.
        Anonymous - (Newport-on-Tay, United Kingdom)
        5
        Great book and lots of fun
        Anonymous - (Kingswinford, United Kingdom)
        5
        Really good book. Some pieces are challenging for my 12 year old to play but they gave it a good shot and has proved sucessful.
        Anonymous - (Swindon, United Kingdom)
        5
        Great fun but not all that easy.
        Anonymous - (Knighton, United Kingdom)
        5
        although it's a birthday present for my daughter i have played a couple and am very impressed!It is unusual to find xmas songs in 'jazzy' format so well done to the people concerned!
        Anonymous - (Mansfield, United Kingdom)
        5
        Another selection of good jazzy arrangements, and nice selections of carols and songs.
        Anonymous - (Bedford, United Kingdom)
        5
        A very good book, with advanced arrangements of classic carols. It is for the more advanced pianist of Grade 5 standard and above. A very enjoyable play!
        Anonymous - (wolverhampton, United Kingdom)
        4
        Continuing from book one (A Jazzy Christmas) this adds a few more favourite carols and songs. I particularly like Santa Baby. Would recommend for light entertainment.
        Anonymous - (Lisburn, United Kingdom)
        4
        A worthy supplement to Book 1. Very enjoyable.
        Anonymous - (Plymouth, United Kingdom)
        5
        5 Christmas stars; I love Paul Honey's arrangements.
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