Several weeks ago, I posted about my afternoon of playing through Christmas music trying to find just the right piece for each student for the Christmas recital. As I confessed, I wasn’t that thrilled about spending a sunny Saturday afternoon in the basement at the piano, but when I started to play through these contemporary arrangements by James Koerts in his book, Wondrous Christmas, my whole mood changed! I recognized his name from when I discovered some free Christian piano arrangements on his website, so I decided to pick the book up when I was at the music store and give it a try. Now it’s my new favorite for this season!
You can download a 4-page pdf preview of the book from the Alfred website. I like the fresh, lively style of each arrangement. And instead of assigning it to one of my students, I decided to keep the whole book all to myself. 🙂 I love playing through some of the carols each day as part of my practice routine.
Check out koertsmusic.com for more information and to listen to some of James’ other music.