Alfred Music Releases Holiday Repertoire for Piano

Alfred Music Releases Holiday Repertoire for Piano

LOS ANGELES, CA  -  Monday, September 09, 2013
Alfred Music announces the release of seasonal music for piano just in time for the holiday season. Christmas Duets (Books 1, 2, and 3), Christmas Songs A to Z, Top-Requested Christmas Sheet Music, and Dan Coates Popular Piano Library: Duets for Christmas and Medleys for Christmas are just some of the titles being released this year.

Famous & Fun Christmas Duets have been artfully arranged and balanced for two evenly-skilled players. This expansion of the popular Famous & Fun series contains carefully selected Christmas songs to supplement any piano method. Each piece has been arranged for early elementary to late elementary pianists, yet remains faithful to the sound of the original piece. Books 1 and 2 each contain 7 timeless and carefully-graded early elementary Christmas-season favorites including “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “Away in a Manger,” and “Hallelujah Chorus.” Book 3 includes 6 pieces for the late elementary pianist, including “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night,” and “We Wish You a Merry Christmas.”

Christmas Songs A to Z, a giant collection of simplified piano arrangements available for Easy Piano, Big Note, and Five Finger, contains everything from traditional carols to popular Christmas standards and novelties. They are the perfect songbooks for any occasion, from family sing-alongs to holiday recitals. “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer,” “Winter Wonderland,” “When Christmas Comes to Town (from The Polar Express),” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” are just a few titles that can be found within these collections.

Pianists of all ages and abilities will enjoy brightening the season with arrangements by acclaimed pianist and arranger Dan Coates in Top-Requested Christmas Sheet Music. In this Easy Piano collection, 40 of the world’s most beloved Christmas songs are made fun and easy to play, while retaining a full and impressive sound. “Joy to the World,” “Sleigh Ride," and “The Twelve Days of Christmas” name a few of the titles found within this collection.

Why perform only one showstopper at a time when you can play a dazzling variety in an exciting medley? Dan Coates Popular Piano Library: Medleys for Christmas is a welcome addition to an intermediate piano pop repertoire with titles including “Christmas Day Medley,” “Christmas Eve Medley,” “Rockin’ Christmas Medley,” and “Jolly Christmas Medley.” Coates’ second holiday compilation songbook is the Dan Coates Popular Piano Library: Duets for Christmas. The duets in this collection capture a variety of styles and provide valuable experience in developing listening skills, technique and musicianship. “Believe (from The Polar Express),” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas,” and “Holly Jolly Christmas,” are a few examples of the nine arrangements that can be found in this collection.

Famous & Fun Christmas Duets (Books 1, 2, and 3), Christmas Songs A to Z, Top Requested Christmas Sheet Music, and holiday compilations from Dan Coates Popular Piano Library are now available for $7.99-19.99 at retail music stores and at alfred.com.