Always a popular songbook, the Reader's Digest collection is an excellent source for seasonal music and simple arrangements that any second or third year piano student can easily pick up. With 110 songs, this is one big collection and is excellent value.
A Christmas songbook with a nice slant towards classical selections, including some deliciously unusual pieces like 'Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy', Victor Herbert's 'Toyland' and 'Carol of the Bell'. Nice, larger print is easier to read and playing ability is advanced beginner to moderate. Guitar chord symbols are provided for most, but not all songs.
Songs include: Angels We Have Heard on High, Auld Lang Syne, The BoarÕs Head Carol, Christ Was Born on Christmas Day, Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella, Carol of the Bells, Coventry Carol, Deck the Hall, The First Noel, The Friendly Beasts, God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Jesu, Joy of ManÕs Desiring, Joy to the World, Masters in this Hall, O Holy Night, The Story of the Shepherd, ÕTwas the Night Before Christmas, What Child Is This?, and many more
A solid collection of 72 traditional Christmas songs, most songs for grade two or three level, with some growing room. A nice bonus with this collection are the guitar chord fingering diagrams, shown along with the chord names.
Songs include He, John and Yoko's Happy Christmas (War Is Over),
The March of the Toys,
Blue Christmas, The Christmas Song, Frosty the Snow Man, Grandma Got Run Over by a
Reindeer, A Holly Jolly Christmas, I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus, IÕll Be Home for Christmas, Jingle-Bell Rock, Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Nuttin for Christmas, Please Come Home for Christmas, Pretty Paper, many more!
Good collection of arrangements, most are in easier keys that beginners will find workable. A few challenging arrangements are also included. Guitar notation is in either fingering charts or chord names. A few unusual, but tasty numbers can be found in this huge collection, including Brian Wilson's "Little Saint Nick" and a simplified instrumental of the "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from The Nutcracker. Big thumbs up.
All the Christmas music standards. Only Warner Bros. can come up with a collection like this - the best Christmas songs ever, all in one clever book. Includes classical songs like "Gesu Bambino" as well as modern tunes like "Sleigh Ride". Arranged for piano/vocals/chords and includes chord symbols. Not for the absolute beginner, but you don't need to be a pro to learn the pieces either. Good book - recommended.
A great big selection (over 100!) of music for the holidays. Musicians will be very happy with the no-frustrating spiral binding. Pop oriented songs, including Neil Diamond, Garth Brooks, George Michael, Percy Faith. Skill level is generally moderate. Guitar chord fingerings are offered, but some songs have just the chord names.