Christmas Jazz for Flute and Piano, Volume 3Includes Online Audio
- Staff Pick
“A jazz-lovers festive treat!”
Your view on these jazz adaptations of standard Christmas carols will depend on whether or not you like a new twist on old favourites. What is for sure is that these are really good arrangements!.The accompaniments are very important in this process as they drive the rhythms and harmonies, leaving the flute to sound fantastic over the top. In this volume the star turn is O Christmas Tree which has been turned into an a smoochy ballade. The written out improvisations can make you sound really professional - a budding jazzer's perfect festive treat!
From the Publisher
A delightful Jazz-inspired collection for flute (in C) and piano with demo/backing tracks, by Chris Lawry and Keri Degg.
Christmas Jazz Volume 3 consists of five festive arrangements including smoochy ballads (O Christmas Tree, and It Came upon a Midnight Clear), but also tunes with serious groove factor: O Little Town of Bethlehem (a fun filled swing number), Here we Come A-Wassailing (another light-hearted jaunt full of festive spirit), and Ding Dong Merrily on High, which absolutely exudes joy.
As well as featuring the original tune, each piece has an element of written out accessible solo; enabling you to sound like a pro. The pieces are not too advanced and are graded between grades 3-6, so players of intermediate ability will be able to play all without any difficulty.
Christmas Jazz Volume 3 is also available in Bb saxophone (tenor/soprano), Bb clarinet, and Eb saxophone editions. If you enjoy this publication then it’s well worth checking out Christmas Jazz Volume 1, and Christmas Jazz Volume 2.
A set of demonstration and backing tracks are included with the book which comes with Audio Downloads (instructions for which are included in the printed book).
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).
- O Christmas Tree
- It Came upon a Midnight Clear
- O Little Town of Bethlehem
- Here we Come A-Wassailing
- Ding Dong Merrily on High