Christmas Piano Duet Recommendations

Hello, friends!

My piano teacher friend, Susan West, and I have been busy practicing a selection of Christmas duets in order to perform them for a handful of local events during this December. Susan was kind enough to join me for today’s video to share a peek at the books we are using this year for our duet repertoire. Check out our favorite duet books and listen to our live performance of Norman Dello Joio’s O Come All Ye Faithful arrangement in the video below!

2877961Here is the list of piano duet books mentioned in the video:

Do you have Christmas duet recommendations for us to consider for next year? Please leave a comment below!

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  1. Posted 9 December 2015 at 2:06 am | Permalink

    I’ve recently purchased the Phillip Kevern Christmas duet book, and it’s really quite lovely. His arrangement of Joy to the World features many different elements that make for a fun listening and playing experience.

  2. Cheryl Lake
    Posted 12 December 2015 at 2:36 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the suggestions…..going to put them on my wish list for next year as I have already purchased the ones for this year. The Christmas Music one looks like it will work for me and the person I duet with at church…

  3. Lori Bolt
    Posted 12 December 2015 at 2:52 pm | Permalink

    Love your ideas, but I wonder if you might be able to remind us of past holiday posts much earlier than December. We teachers are probably planning Christmas music and gifts in early fall.. I remember the Christmas gift ideas from last year, but posted too late both times. Maybe I just over looked the links this fall?

    • Posted 15 December 2015 at 9:06 am | Permalink

      Very good suggestion, Lori. I’ll try to do better next year.

  4. Alice
    Posted 12 December 2015 at 5:36 pm | Permalink

    My favorite Christmas Duet collection is Dennis Alexander’s Magic of Christmas. I haven’t seen books 1 and 2, but Book 3 is delightful with a variety of styles, and my duet partner and I have played most of them several times at retirement home or church events.

  5. Gordon MIller
    Posted 12 December 2015 at 6:14 pm | Permalink

    I have really enjoyed the Persichetti Appalachian Christmas Carols. I have several adults that enjoyed sharing these with me.

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