Mary McDonald has turned her creative attention to some of our favorite Christmas music in this whimsically titled collection. It contains bright prelude and postlude ideas as well as mellow, haunting carol settings for quieter moments during the season. Mary’s beautiful blending of Bach’s "Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring" with the English carol "What Child is This?" and her bluesy treatment of "Rise Up, Shepherd, and Follow" are sure to become favorites for pianists and listeners alike.
Songs included: Gloria!; Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming; I Saw Three Ships; Gentle Mary Laid Her Child; How Great Our Joy; The Sussex Carol with Gesu Bambino; What Child Is This with Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring; Rise Up, Shepherds Blues; Christmas Joy! A Christmas Postlude
Level 3: Advanced musically and in technical demands; use of full keyboard, scale and arpeggio passages, and stylistically demanding