7 graded selections for late elementary pianists.
Christmas Medleys for Students includes favorite Christmas carols that have been skillfully combined into medleys that are perfect for recitals or other performances. Book 1 is arranged at the late-elementary level with the pieces placed in approximate order of difficulty. Complex rhythms have been avoided and only simple eighth-note patterns are used. Key signatures are limited to one sharp or flat. Technical challenges include playing harmonic intervals that stretch up to a seventh, playing root position triads, and using the damper pedal in basic ways. Titles: Angels We Have Heard on High/Ding, Dong, Merrily on High * I Wonder as I Wander/Silent Night * Jingle Bells/Up on the Housetop * O Come, Little Children/O Come, All Ye Faithful * The Twelve Days of Christmas/Jolly Old Saint Nicholas * We Three Kings of Orient Are/Away in a Manger * We Wish You a Merry Christmas/Auld Lang Syne.