Jürgen Borstelmann (*1963) Jazzy Xmas
20 Christmas Carols in Jazzy Outfits [pno]
One more reason to look forward to Christmas: a jazzed-up selection of 20 Christmas carols.
And how do you wish someone happy birthday at the piano? Borstelmann's Jazzy Birthday gives you a variety of options.
28 pages | 23 x 30,5 cm | 137 g | ISMN: 979-0-004-18308-3 | Saddle Stitch
One more reason to look forward to Christmas: "Jazzy Xmas" is here! Jürgen Borstelmann has jazzed-up a selection of 20 Christmas carols, many of them known around the world. After Borstelmann's tremendously successful first project with Breitkopf, Jazzy Birthday (EB 8770), he now turns his attention to another big day of the year and spices it up with groovy yet technically easy jazz riffs 'n' rhythms. While the melodies are either left untouched or only slightly altered, the short preludes are conceived more freely, and they make a good starting point for improvisations. We all know how long those nights before Christmas can be.
|1 Adeste fideles|
|2 Auf dem Berge, da wehet der Wind|
|3 Freu dich, Erd und Sternenzelt|
|4 Away in a Manger|
|5 Go Tell It on the Mountain|
|6 In dulci jubilo|
|7 Hört der Engel helle Lieder (Gloria)|
|8 Josef, lieber Josef mein|
|9 Jingle Bells|
|10 Kommet, ihr Hirten|
|11 Kling, Glöckchen, kling|
|12 Lasst uns froh und munter sein|
|13 O Little Town of Bethlehem|
|14 Leise rieselt der Schnee|
|16 Stille Nacht|
|17 Still, still, still|
|18 The First Noel|
|19 Vom Himmel hoch, o Englein kommt (Susani)|
|20 We Wish You a Merry Christmas|
It’s high time to fulfill the wish of many pianists today for popular Christmas carols in jazz-inspired settings. In the arrangements presented here, we’ve kept the melody largely unchanged. Each carol is preceded by a short prelude which can also serve as an interlude if the piece is to be lengthened through repetition. If a “swinging” performance style is called for, this is expressly indicated. Moreover, the 20 very diverse miniatures are also intended to provide inspiration for one’s own free improvisations.
We wish you a Merry Christmas with these jazzy carols!
Westerland/Sylt, Spring 2008