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Songbook Review: Christmas Whisperings 2
Whisperings Solo Piano Radio
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Christmas Whisperings 2
Whisperings Solo Piano Radio
2015 / SoloPianoChristmas.com
78 pages / 15 songs
Review by Kathy Parsons
Christmas Whisperings 2 is the companion songbook to the 2015 solo piano album by the same name. Both feature fifteen Christmas songs arranged by fifteen different artists from the Whisperings Solo Piano Radio group. The sheet music was transcribed to match the recordings as closely as possible and all of the pieces are a delight to play. They range from fairly easy to moderately advanced, but none of the arrangements are terribly difficult to play. The book is spiral-bound and the music is printed on a medium-weight paper to assure a long life even with heavy use. The paper stock is a bright white and the notation is crisp, clear, and well-spaced. The layout is consistent throughout the book, even with such a variety of artists, and all of the songs are very easy to read. There is a really nice selection of songs included that range from sacred to secular. My favorites to play are “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Coventry Carol,” “Sing We Now of Christmas,” and Gary Girouard’s stunning arrangement of “Ave Maria.” However, I really like all of the arrangements! This is an excellent collection that will be a favorite for many years to come. It is available from SoloPianoChristmas.com. Very highly recommended!

The titles, arrangers, the keys the songs are in, and the number of pages are listed below:

Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful (Brad Jacobsen) - Key of C (0 sharps or flats)/D (2 sharps) - 6 pages
Silent Night (David Nevue) - Key of Bb (2 flats) - 4 pages
O Little Town of Bethlehem (Michele McLaughlin) - Key of C - 4 pages
Angels We Have Heard On High (Joseph Akins) - Key of F (1 flat)/G (1 sharp) - 6 pages
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (Joe Bongiorno) - Key of G minor (2 flats) - 6 pages
A Peaceful Noel (Thad Fiscella) - Key of C - 3 pages
Ding Dong! Merrily on High (Tim Glemser) - Key of Db (5 flats) - 7 pages
Coventry Carol (Jeff Bjorck) - Key of A minor (0 sharps or flats) - 5 pages
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (Joe Yamada) - Key of D - 5 pages
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks (Kendra Logozar) - Key of Bb - 3 pages
Dashing Through the Snow (Louis Landon) - Key of C - 7 pages
Sing We Now Of Christmas (Rhonda Mackert) - Key of C minor (3 flats) - 7 pages
Still, Still, Still (Greg Starr) - Key of D - 4 pages
Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (John Albert Thomas) - Key of F - 6 pages
Ave Maria (Gary Girouard) - Key of Ab (4 flats) - 5 pages
November 9, 2015
This songbook has been tagged as:
Holiday Songbooks
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