Christmas in Picardy
- Staff Pick
- Editor's Choice
“Haunting Christmas Music”
Composed in 1914 for piano, this lovely piece is very atmospheric with open fourths the pervading interval between the harmony parts. Distant bells haunt the rather bleak picture. There is a welcome change to the major at the end though, and a 3rd flute cadenza.
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).