O Come O Come Emmanuel All is Calm features exquisite and fresh harmony that will delight the ears of all kinds of listeners. These harmonies make the listener lean forward, tilt their head, and listen with new intensity. These are not off putting harmonies, but traditional and a few jazz harmonies that are placed in unique and unexpected places. Spell-binding, and mysterious, O Come O Come Emmanuel All is Calm brings a fresh perspective to this beloved tune.
Your chance to use the SOS, or not
The beginning and the end of O Come O Come Emmanuel All is Calm features an opportunity to use the sostenuto pedal if you have it. If you do not (I do not in the video), the piece still works well by just holding the damper pedal down for those measures as instructed on the music.
If you do have a sostenuto pedal, press the lowest A octave on the piano without making it sound. Then depress the sostenuto pedal. This will activate the harmonics of the low A’s through out the measures where you hold it down, producing an even more mysterious quality.
About the All is Calm, All is Bright Collection
This is piece 8 of 13 in the All is Calm, All is Bright collection and one of my favorites. This All is Calm, All is Bright collection features exquisitely arranged Christmas and holiday tunes for the late intermediate to advanced pianist. Each piece is contrasting in mood and a welcome surprise and delight for those who are tired of regular Christmas piano arrangements.
Bonus: Studio license includes the recording and holiday tags!
There are two editions to this piece and the studio license edition gives you two bonuses. Here is how to tell which edition you need:
Studio Use Edition – This can be used by you and any student of yours that you directly teach in your studio for ALL the years you teach. It also comes with the recording of this piece and classy gift tags that feature the artwork on the cover of this piece and The Holly and the Ivy.
Singe Use Edition – This can only be used by one person, at any time and it is not transferrable to anyone. The recording of O Come O Come Emmanuel All is Calm does not come with this.
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