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

Get Christmas Concerto (Corelli) |Pastorale ad libitum for Easy Piano Solo

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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.

Get Christmas Concerto (Corelli) |Pastorale ad libitum for Easy Piano Solo

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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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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Get Dolores Waltz (Waldteufel) | Sheet Music for Piano Solo

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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.

Get Silent Night | Easy/Beginner Piano Solo

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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.

I’ve had several students over the years ask about playing Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah. It’s such a great piece. This arrangement should be playable by your intermediate piano students. It’s in the Key of C Major, but you can change the key if you want to introduce a new scale and get them playing more comfortably in a different key.

Get Hallelujah (Cohen) | Printable Sheet Music (Easy Piano)

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I recently printed this arrangement of Imagine Dragons It’s Time from MusicNotes.com. My student loves it and has had great success with it. There’s quite a bit of music to learn, but there’s also quite a bit that is repetitive. The repetitiveness has given him a really chance at concoring the piece in a reasonable amount of time. The arrangement is ideal for students in level 4 or level 5 piano lesson books.

 

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