Arcangelo Corelli’s Concerto grosso in G minor, Op. 6, No. 8, commonly known as the Christmas Concerto has become a celebrated masterpiece.

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It was commissioned by Cardinal Pietro Ottoboni and published in 1714. The concerto includes the inscription:

Fatto per la notte di Natale which means “Made for the Night of Christmas”

The actual composition date is unknown, but there is a record of Corelli offereing a public performance of his work in 1690 for the enjoyment of his new patron.

This work consists of six movements, was written for a string ensemble and continuo.

  1. Vivace
  2. Allegro
  3. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio
  4. Vivace
  5. Allegro
  6. Largo. Pastorale ad libitum

This sheet music linked to is this post is for the celebrated final movement – a peaceful movement, written in pastoral form.

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About the Composer
Arcangelo Corelli was an Italian violinist, composer and teacher from the Baroque era. His music was key in the development ofsonata and concerto forms, in establishing the violin as a predominant musical instrument (it was a new instrument at the time), and for his contribution to tonality and functional harmony.

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Looking great recital pieces for your middle through late elementary-level piano students. Jingle Jazz piano book provides five colorful jazz arrangements that introduce young students to the world of jazz – and make it easy!

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Contents

Jingle Bells Boogie (Very Easy)
Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Easy/Intermediate)
Angels We Have Heard on High (Easy/Intermediate)
Away in a Manger (Easy)
O Christmas Tree (Easy/Intermediate)

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Here’s an arrangement of When Johnny Comes Marching Home for easy piano that not too hard to play. It offers younger players one of their first experiences to play a “composed piece” rather than just straight through the tune like most arrangements that they’ll be given at this stage in piano lessons. It also ventures in the key of G minor, so it a great opportunity to stretch them beyond C Major, G Major and F Major.

Sheet Music for Piano
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Students will also benefit by being able to listen to the Mp3 file of the arrangement that is available on the site.

Lyrics
When Johnny comes marching home again,
Hurrah! Hurrah!
We’ll give him a hearty welcome then
Hurrah! Hurrah!
The men will cheer and the boys will shout
The ladies they will all turn out
And we’ll all feel gay when Johnny comes marching home.

 

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Émile Waldteufel, born on December 9, 1837 was a French pianist, conductor and composer. He is known for Skaters’ Waltz and Dolores.

This arrangement of Dolores is for level 4 piano solo. It gives students an excellent opportunity to work at musical expression, while not being over technical.

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Are you looking for a piece that your kids can start practicing for your New Year’s Eve party? This arrangement is perfect for students that have had 2-3 years of piano lessons.

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Lyrics

Silent Night
Holy Night
All is calm
All is bright
Round yon virgin
Mother and child
Holy infant so tender and mild
Sleep in heavenly peace
Sleep in heavenly peace

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Are you beginning to think about music for your upcoming Christmas recital? This wonderful piano piano by composer Italian-born organist and composer Pieto Yon will make a welcomed edition to the recital. The sheet music is available in PDF format and there’s an audio button on the site to listen to it to see if you like it and for practice purposes.

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Lyrics
When blossoms flowered ‘mid the snows Upon a winter night
Was born the Child the Christmas Rose, The King of Love and Light
The angels sang, the shepherds sang, The grateful earth rejoiced
And at His blessed birth the stars Their exultation voiced.

O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Again the heart with rapture glows To greet the holy night
That gave the world its Christmas Rose, Its king of Love and Light
Let ev’ry voice acclaim His name, The grateful chorus swell
From paradise to earth He came That we with Him might dwell

O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
O come let us adore Him,
Christ the Lord.

Remember the Frito Bandito song from the late 1960’s and early 1070’s? Cielito Lindo is the song is was based on. This arrangement for easy piano is teriffic for students with two-four years for piano lessons.

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Frito Bandito Lyrics
Ay, ay, ay, ay! oh, I am dee Frito Bandito.
I like Fritos corn chips, I love them, I do.
I want Fritos corn chips. I’ll get them, from you.
Ay, ay, ay, ay, oh, I am the Frito Bandito.
Give me Fritos corn chips and I’ll be your friend.
The Frito Bandito you must not offend.

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