Is everyone else knee-deep in Christmas books these days?! I confess, spending a gorgeous Saturday afternoon in the basement studio trying to select Christmas music for all of my students wasn’t at the top of my list of favorite activities for this past weekend. But I knew it needed to be done, so I made a few preparations:
1. Brew a pot of tea to sip on while I work.
2. Light a candle to create a better ambiance.
3. Spread out the newly acquired Christmas books and start playing!
I’m pretty picky when it comes to selecting recital music, so I didn’t get everything figured out that I was hoping to, but it’s a start! And I even started enjoying myself more once I got into it. 🙂 In fact, I decided to share with you one of the surprising favorites that I ran across. It’s a lovely rendition of Silent Night, arranged by Melody Bober (located in Christmas Encores, Book 1):
Have you all found any new gems this year? Or any old favorites that you would recommend?