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Holiday Highlights for Solo Singers Released by Alfred Music Publishing

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Alfred Music Publishing, the official print music publisher of thousands of popular artists, songwriters, and composers, releases Holiday Highlights for Solo Singers, a collection of 10 contemporary popular holiday songs compiled and edited by Andy Beck.

Holiday Highlights for Solo Singers is an exciting collection of popular holiday solos with 10 festive songs that are frequently featured in movies, television programs, radio broadcasts, and professional concerts. Songs include “Winter Wonderland,” “Sleigh Ride," “‘Zat You, Santa Claus?,” “Perfect Christmas Night" (from “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”), and many others that are ideal for seasonal programs, concerts, productions, and recitals year after year. The polished settings by many of Alfred's finest arrangers (Jay Althouse, Andy Beck, Greg Gilpin, Mark Hayes, Kirby Shaw, Tom Fettke, and Douglas E. Wagner) can be performed with the included piano accompaniment parts, or with the fully-orchestrated, professionally-recorded accompaniment CD.

The scale section includes 130 scales and thousands of scale diagrams, with 12 to 15 fingering patterns for each scale, including exotic scales from around the world. All the essential information needed to incorporate scales into a solo is covered. The scale section also teaches how to practice scales, providing guitarists the opportunity to gain a unique performance edge.

As part of Alfred’s ongoing commitment to improving the environment, the songbook is printed on 100% recycled paper.

Holiday Highlights for Solo Singers Book & Accompaniment CD set (00-37948) is now available for $24.99 at music retail stores and at The Book and CD are also sold individually, for $15.99 each.

Titles: The Little Drummer Boy • Winter Wonderland • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! • Sleigh Ride • I’ll Be Home for Christmas • Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town • ‘Zat You, Santa Claus? • Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas (from “Home Alone 2”) • Mele Kalikimaka • Last Christmas • Perfect Christmas Night (from “Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas”) • Yes, Virginia (There’s a Santa Claus).