With the snow on the ground and the Christmas lights up early, I’m feeling particularly festive this year. So I’ve decided to do a series of Christmas-related music posts.. or are they music-related Christmas posts? I don’t know, but I’m adding a new category for them on my website.
So… Christmas is coming. Would you make fun of me if I told you that I spent the morning at work listening to the album “A Charlie Brown Christmas“? That’s OK, I would make fun of me too.
But seriously, this is probably one of my favorite piano-centric Christmas albums. It captures the light-hearted mood of the popular Peanuts cartoon and their 1965 Christmas TV special. Of course, part of its charm is that it brings back those childhood memories..
This album features jazzy arrangements of some of the Christmas classics: Greensleeves, O Tannenbaum, Hark the Herald Angels Sing, and What Child Is This, among others. In case you are interested, the piano arrangements are also available in sheet music form. I may splurge and buy this sheet music for myself (and drive my husband crazy all year ’round with jazzy renditions of “Greensleeves”). The sheet music difficulty is rated at late-intermediate.
|A Charlie Brown Christmas Song List
What Child Is This F Minor