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Celebrate Spring with Music!
By Cindy Weber
3/7/2012 9:42:00 AM

Spring is on its way and the spring holidays are fast approaching. Your local West Music has a wide selection of Irish and Celtic music for St. Patrick’s Day, as well as music for Easter coming up on April 8th.

St. Patrick’s Day is just around the corner, so celebrate Irish history by playing some of the timeless music. 

Irish Favorites

For the pianists The Irish Collection is filled with 30 easy arrangements of folk songs. Some of the songs included are Arthur McBride, The Bard of Armagh, Brennan on the Moor, Down by the Salley Gardens, The Foggy Dew, Jug of Punch, and The Rocky Road to Dublin. Band and orchestra players can have fun with the Irish Favorites collection featuring songs like Danny Boy, I Once Loved a Lass, The Minstrel Boy, My Wild Irish Rose, and many more! This collection also includes an accompaniment CD.

What Can I Play For Easter?There are also several great titles for those wishing to celebrate Easter. For the pianists there is a terrific resource by Cindy Berry titled What Can I Play for Easter? It includes songs for Lent, Palm Sunday, Good Friday, and Easter. Included are Christ the Lord Is Risen Today, I Know That My Redeemer Liveth, I Will Praise Him, I Will Sing of My Redeemer, and more. 

Christ is Risen!Also for the pianist/vocalist/guitarist is Christ is Risen: 26 Easter Songs Celebrating the Resurrection. Some of the songs included are All the Earth Will Sing Your Praises, Because He Lives, Christ Is Risen, In Christ Alone, and My Redeemer Lives. For the band or orchestra instrumentalist there is Gloria! This collection of Easter songs includes a high-quality CD recording that can be used for performance or there is a piano accompaniment book available as well. Songs featured are At the Cross, Christ the Lord is Risen Today, Crown Him with Many Crowns, Thine is the Glory, and more.

Have a wonderful March!

Tags: spring, St. Patrick's Day, Easter, Irish music, Celtic music, Easter music
Categories: Band & Orchestra, Pianos, Digital Pianos & Keyboards, Music, Books & Resources
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