If you are an upper intermediate or advanced cellist or bassoonist, this is a great collection to have at your disposal. It includes eighteen Christmas solos that are suitable for recital, church, or Christmas party use. I have used them in all of these settings. I like these arrangements because both the solo and piano parts are interesting but not overly difficult. If you are looking for something with an easy to early intermediate solo difficulty, click here.
The publisher is Last Resort Music. They have many unique and flexible combinations. If your ward has an unconventional set of talent, I highly recommend looking at their other arrangements. You can see samples of the music at their website. They often hold sales, but as their titles are available at Sheet Music Plus and sometimes Amazon, I usually purchase there. If you have questions about any of their titles, their customer service is wonderful. They can recommend (and sometimes arrange) pieces that will suit your needs.
Table of Contents
Angels We Have Heard on High
Bring Your Torches, Jeanette, Isabella
Deck the Halls
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Holly and the Ivy, The
I Wonder As I Wonder
The Nutcracker (March, Overture, Trepak, Waltz of the Flowers)
Sing We Now of Christmas Noel Nouvelet
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Reviewer: Jessi Vandagriff