"Holiday Hymns" is a collection of hymns often connected with holidays, arranged as piano solos with a medium-difficulty level. Thirteen hymns are included: "America" [My Country, 'Tis of Thee], "America the Beautiful," "He Is Risen!" "Christ the Lord Is Risen Today," "Crusaders' Hymn" [Fairest Lord Jesus], "A Christmas Medley from England" [Joy to the World; Good King Wenceslas; and God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen], "The Lost Chord," "Come, Ye Thankful People, Come," "Christmas Medley" [O Little Town of Bethlehem, and Angels We Have Heard on High], and "Prayer of Thanksgiving." The text of each hymn is included, plus brief historical notes on the hymns' origins. This is a valuable book, with piano arrangements that are enjoyable.
Author: Carolyn S. Stevens.