Alfred Music's Ultimate Christmas Instrumental Solos series offers a versatile selection of Christmas music for flute, clarinet, alto sax, tenor sax, trumpet, horn in F, trombone, violin, viola, and cello. Each book contains carefully edited arrangements appropriate to each instrument, and well suited for level 2-3 students. Popular carols are presented both individually and in medleys and suites. Celebration Medley includes the cheerful classics Hallelujah Chorus and Joy to the World. Manger Medley incorporates unique arrangements of Away in a Manger and Silent Night. And Carol Medley features songs great for caroling, such as Hark! The Herald Angels Sing and The First Noel. Suites include Themes from The Nutcracker Suite, which showcases the famous Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy and March; and Folk Carol Suite, which contains the well-known Coventry Carol (Lullay, Thou Little Tiny Child). These suites are especially adaptable, with movements or themes that can be played consecutively, as one large piece, or on their own---each section is conveniently printed on a single page and has its own separate track on the provided MP3 CD. The CD includes a fully orchestrated DEMO track of each song, which features a live instrumental solo performance, followed by a PLAY-ALONG track. Also included are PDFs of piano accompaniments, and Alfred's Tempo Changer Software.
Titles: A Holly Jolly Christmas * Believe (from The Polar Express) * Blue Christmas * Celebration Medley (Hallelujah Chorus * Joy to the World) * Do They Know It's Christmas? (Feed the World) * Feliz Navidad * Frosty the Snowman * Gesu Bambino * Happy Xmas (War Is Over) * Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas * I'll Be Home for Christmas * Infant Holy, Infant Lowly * It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year * Jingle Bell Rock * Jingle Bells * Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! * The Little Drummer Boy * Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming * O Christmas Tree