Christmas!

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    elinor-niemisto on #151348

    I would appreciate some suggestions for a solo to play on Christmas Eve.

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    steven-todd-miller on #151349

    Tournier’s 6th Noel. Very short, very simple, elegantly beautiful.

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    jennifer-buehler on #151350

    Suntia Staneslow’s Christmas books are nice and are super easy but sound impressive.

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    Misty Harrison on #151351

    When I do midnight mass, I prefer to play some of the movements of Rousseau’s Variations Pastorales. They’re not hard and you can pick and choose, plus you can always play them slowly. I think they give the perfect ambience for mass and they don’t include songs that are not considered appropriate by the church since it’s al based on one christmas tune.

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    Karen Johns on #151352

    I really like Carlos Salzedo’s version of “I Wonder as I Wander”. Simple, elegant, poignant- perfect for creating a meditative ambience.

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    rosalind-beck on #151353

    May Hogan Cambern’s “Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming.” It is simple yet beautiful and perfect for midnight mass. Always one of my very favorite things to play.

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    tony-morosco on #151354

    What I like about Salzedo’s I Wonder As I Wander also is that since it is written in Cb major you can play it on a lever harp tuned to C major simply by ignoring all the flats. The easiest transposition of a piece of music possible.

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    Karen Johns on #151355

    And that is how I play it, Tony! :-)

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    elinor-niemisto on #151356

    So many great recommendations!

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    Misty Harrison on #151357

    Oh yes I forgot about the MHC arrangements. They’re great. Again you have to check as you know because some tunes we think are great are not okay with the church to be played at mass but her arrangements are beautiful and she has a lot of harp duets too in case you ever wnat to convince the church to have two harps.

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