Augsburg Fortress

Wassail! Christmas Carols for Piano

Wassail! Christmas Carols for Piano

This baker’s dozen of carols for the holiday season includes many favorites in unusual and personal arrangements specifically for the piano. Touches of modal and contemporary harmony, jazz rhythms and contrapuntal textures express a variety of idiomatic piano styles that recall composers as diverse as Handel and Satie.
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  • Publisher Augsburg Fortress
  • Format Sheet Music
  • ISBN 9781506413747
  • Dimensions 8.5 x 11
  • Pages 44
  • Season/Occasion Advent; Christmas; Epiphany
  • Voicing Piano
  • Difficulty Medium; Medium-Difficult
  • Publication Date April 1, 2016

Composer Commentary

The arrangements in Wassail! originated at the jubilant, annual carol party at the Saint Paul home of Louise Miner and Robert Wilcox, long-standing members of the Minnesota Chorale. Their party typically includes several hours of enthusiastic carol singing, but for the gathering time I’ve written many of the arrangements in this collection, refining them over the years. Some of the settings are easy, several will be a challenge, but all will offer a fresh perspective for the player who enjoys pianistic textures, historical references and a little humor.

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