Robert Jones's aim was 'to take a fresh look at some of the (mostly) well-known Christmas hymns and carols and to write a set of pieces in a variety of styles ... which will appeal to both player and listener alike.' In this he has succeeded. The book begins with a Tambourin on the tune we know as Maccabaeus; another unfamiliar one, Macht hoch die Thur, follows. We are soon on more familiar territory, with a pseudo-Bach take on Wachet auf; amongst the rest there are pieces on Quem Pastores, ' Angels from the realms of glory', Silent night', and, of course, 'O come, all ye faithful ' . This is an enjoyable and very useful collection.
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