Category Archives: Christmas music

Piano Lessons: Theory and Christmas Music interwoven (Videos)

Music Theory is often dreaded by piano students so why not make it intrinsic to learning an appealing selection. Continue reading

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Celebrating Christmas in the vocal tradition (Video)

When it comes right down to it, musicians “sing” through their instruments, and pianists with generous polyphonic resources (many voices) will find the melody and flesh it out as the tour de force of a composition. On this special day … Continue reading

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Memories of J.S. Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring” (Video)

I love the carol medley sung in chorus at this time of the year, especially, “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” which had a touch of Mendelssohn, though he was not the original composer; “Silent Night,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” … Continue reading

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