The Especially Popular Christmas series contains arrangements of some of the most popular secular Christmas pieces of all times. Pianists of all ages will enjoy these musically satisfying arrangements that are sophisticated yet accessible. Titles: Blue Christmas * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Mele Kalikimaka * Santa Baby * Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town * Sleigh Ride * Up On the Housetop.
"These pieces have a good deal of pedagogical merit. They offer rhythmic challenges, extended legato patterns in both hands, a variety of articulations, and ample opportunity to teach expressive phrasing and legato pedaling."
- Clavier Companion
|Up on the Housetop||Christmas Traditional (source)|
|Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas||Ralph Blane (composer); Hugh Martin (lyricist)|
|I'll Be Home for Christmas||Kim Gannon (lyricist); Walter Kent (composer)|
|Blue Christmas||Bill Hayes (composer); Jay Johnson (composer)|
|Santa Baby||Joan Javits (composer); Philip Springer (composer); Tony Springer (composer)|
|Santa Claus Is Coming to Town (Instrumental Version)||J. Fred Coots (composer)|
|Sleigh Ride (Instrumental)||Leroy Anderson (composer)|
|Mele Kalikimaka||R. Alex Anderson (composer)|