Jazz pianists will find Gail Smiths ENGLISH CAROLS FOR PIANO SOLO an enjoyable musical outing and the songs are enjoyable for various piano stylings. 54 pages with illustrations from the era of Victorian and Edwardian England.
There are 25 songs in this collection. Among them are found such holiday gems as "Deck the Halls" "The Boar's Head Carol" "Coventry Carol" "The Holly and the Ivy" "The Twelve Days of Christmas" "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" "Away in a Manager" among many others.
I found the music enjoyable and played each song on my piano. The "Coventry Carol" is a wonderful piece to perform with on the piano and should be a hit with jazz musicians.
The arrangements are clear and offer much room for personal stylings. The illustrations of old times are a pleasure to look at too! A fine collection of English carols.'