Nothing brings the spirit of Christmas to a home faster than music. “Softly Christmas” is a solo piano book that will not only accomplish ringing in the Christmas season, but will keep you coming back again and again to play the joyful melodies and fun arrangements that Jon brings to his music.
With 13 original arrangements and songs, this intermediate to advanced piano book will challenge even the best pianist out there. Jon’s style is soft and quick, and while it demands your attention, it is delicate in its approach to bring a melody to life.
*This piano book is 64 pages long
Songs included are:
- Carol of the Bells Goes Major
- Hark! The Herald Angels Sing to Light the World
- Joy to the Little Drummer Boy
- Twinkle, Twinkle, Stars are Gleaming
- Mary’s Lullaby
- Do You Hear What I Hear?
- Snowflakes Falling
- Silent Night
- The First Noel
- Christmas Bells
- O Holy Night
- Picture of Christmas de Lune
- Jingle Bells
PDFs of individual songs are available for purchase as well in the “Softly Christmas” collection.
This is a digital piano book (PDF version) for the “Softly Christmas” piano album by Jon Cheney. You are authorized to print the book once for personal use. Most print shops can print and bind the book for anywhere from $5-10.
Autographed physical piano book also available here.
Take it from Stereo Stickman:
”The playing on this album is sensational, the opening tones having such a beautifully melancholic sense of urgency about them. There’s certainly nostalgia in the melody that reignite certain memories, but there’s something about Cheney’s performance in this setting - the solo sound of the piano, the drama and the space - it feels like a totally original take and a musically brilliant thing to witness.
There’s delicacy and magic throughout, always effortlessly beautiful and structured with passion so as to move through the various stages of the composition with grace or pace, depending on what’s required.
There seems to be an enjoyable balance between broadly known classics and those that are a little less celebrated in the mainstream. This adds further to that inherent wonder that is the music as purely music - rather than as music for a certain time of year. Cheney’s playing is just phenomenal, so natural and smooth in presenting these familiar moments but so incredibly inspiring when you really pay attention to the detail and the fluidity with which he makes his way through each piece.”