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    Christmas Party

    Arranged by Gail Lew with teacher duets and CD and MIDI accompaniments by Chris Lobdell
    Piano solo collection with optional duets.
    Published by Alfred Publishing. (ELM04019) 56 pages.
    Level: Late Elementary to Early Intermediate.
    26 easy-to-play piano arrangements can be played along with the background CD to make any pianist sound like a professional, especially great for adults and teenagers

    Contents: Angels We Have Heard on High, Away in a Manger, Deck the Hall, The First Noel, Frosty the Snowman, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I’ll Be Home for Christmas, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Joy to the World, Let It Snow! Let It snow! Let it Snow!, The Little Drummer Boy, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Silent Night, Sleigh Ride, Up on the Housetop, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Welcome Christmas and Winter Wonderland.

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    Christmas Treasures, Primer Level

    Arranged by Gail Lew with teacher duets and CD and MIDI accompaniments by Chris Lobdell
    Piano solo collection with optional duets.
    Published by Alfred Publishing. (ELM04016) 24 pages.
    Level: Early Elementary (Primer)
    Eleven imaginative duet parts for a teacher or more advanced student provide incredible harmonic and rhythmic variety. Dynamic background orchestrations can also be used as vocal accompaniments for holiday sing-alongs. No eighth notes or dotted rhythms are used and all arrangements stay in stationary five-finger patterns. The melody is divided between the hands.

    Contents: Jingle Bells, Jolly Old Saint Nicholas, Up on the Housetop, Winter Wonderland, Joy to the World, Away in a Manger, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!, It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year, O Come All Ye Faithful, Toyland, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

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    Christmas Treasures, Level 1

    Arranged by Gail Lew with teacher duets and CD and MIDI accompaniments by Chris Lobdell
    Published by Alfred Publishing. (ELM04017) 28 pages.
    Level: Elementary (Level 1)
    These eleven favorite Christmas carols and popular favorites feature creative duet parts for a teacher or more advanced student providing incredible harmonic and rhythmic variety and a very professional sound. The dynamic background orchestrations created by Chris Lobdell feature tracks both with and without piano. Eighth notes and dotted rhythms are introduced in mostly stationary hand position patterns in the keys of C, G, and F major.

    Contents: Angels We Have Heard on High, The First Noel, Frosty the Snowman, Go Tell It on the Mountain, Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Jingle Bells, Jingle Bell Rock, The Little Drummer Boy, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Silent Night, and We Wish You a Merry Christmas.

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    Christmas Treasures, Level 2

    Arranged by Gail Lew with teacher duets and CD and MIDI accompaniments by Chris Lobdell
    Piano solo collection with five teacher duets.
    Published by Alfred Publishing. (ELM04018) 32 pages.
    Level: Late Elementary (Level 2)
    Each title in this collection is filled with interesting and effective chord substitutions and five of the favorite Christmas carols and popular favorites feature imaginative duet parts for a teacher or more advanced student. Broken-chord accompaniments, use of seventh chords, and augmented triads give added dimension to the full-sounding arrangements.

    Contents: Deck the Hall, Frosty the Snowman, Jingle Bells, Joy to the World, O Christmas Tree, O Little Town of Bethlehem, Santa Claus Is Comin’ to Town, Silent Night, Sleigh Ride, We Wish You a Merry Christmas, Welcome Christmas, and Winter Wonderland.

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About Me

Gail Lew is the former director of keyboard publications for Warner Bros. Music and currently serves as Editor and New Music Reviewer for the California Music Teacher magazine, Chairperson for the National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy Committee on Independent Music Teachers, adjunct professor of applied piano for Las Positas College, and adjudicator for state, national, and international events. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree in Piano Performance, Master of Arts Degree in Music History, and Lifetime California State Teaching Credential...More ...