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Not Just Another Christmas Book Piano Series Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Alfred Music Publishing, the world leader in educational print music publishing since 1922, is proud to announce the release of Not Just Another Christmas Book, Books 1–3, a piano series of jazzy Christmas arrangements for the early intermediate to late intermediate pianist.

The Not Just Another Christmas Book is a collection of jazzy arrangements of Christmas pieces, to be enjoyed during the holiday season. Each book comes with an accompanying CD featuring bass and drum parts perfect for practice or performance settings, or just for fun. Each piece has three associated tracks: The Performance Model track features a complete recording, including piano; the Practice Tempo track features the bass and drum parts only at a slow tempo; and the Performance Tempo track features the bass and drum parts at performance speed. For additional practice and performance assistance, a two-measure drum lead-in is included at the beginning of each track, and tempo markings are given for each arrangement.

Not Just Another Christmas Book, Book 1 is written for the early intermediate pianist. Pieces include Away in a Manger, Deck the Hall, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bell Rock, Jolly Old St. Nicholas, Joy to the World, Ukranian Bell Carol, Up on the Housetop, and What Child is This?

Not Just Another Christmas Book, Book 2 is written for the intermediate pianist. Pieces include The First Noel, (There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holidays, It Came Upon a Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, O Christmas Tree, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Silent Night, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

Not Just Another Christmas Book, Book 3 is written for the late intermediate pianist. Pieces include Go Tell it on the Mountain, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, Joy to the World, Let it Snow! Let it Snow! Let it Snow!, O Holy Night, Ukranian Bell Carol, and We Three Kings of Orient Are.

Not Just Another Christmas Book Books 1–3 (00-37549, 00-37552, 00-37555) are now available for $8.99 each at music retail stores and at alfred.com/piano.