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A Cool Yule
A Swingin' Yule
If It Ain't Baroque, Just Swing It

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A Collection of Ten Jazzy Christmas Favorites
Arranged for Intermediate and Advanced Piano

by Steve Calderone

Music Book from Warner Brothers Publications in 1998

The songs in this collection include:

Away in a Manger . . . Deck the Halls . . . The First Noel . . . God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen . . . Good King Wenceslas . . . Here We Come A Wassailing . . . Lo How A Rose Ere Blooming / O Thou Joyful Day . . . O Come All Ye Faithful . . . Silent Night . . . What Child is This?

A Collection of Ten MORE Jazzy Christmas Favorites
Arranged for Intermediate and Advanced Piano

by Steve Calderone

CD plus Music Book from Warner Brothers Publications in 1999

The songs in this collection include:

Joy To the World. . . Carol of the Bells / Sing We Now of Christmas. . . The Holly and the Ivy. . . We Three Kings / The Coventry Carol. . . It Came Upon a Midnight Clear. . . Good Christian Men, Rejoice. . . Hark, the Herald Angels Sing / Angels We Have Heard on High. . . O Holy Night. . . Jolly Old St. Nicholas / Jingle Bells. . . Silent Noel
(bonus song) We Wish You a Merry Christmas*

A Light Hearted Collection of Ten Classical Standards
Arranged for Jazzy Advanced Piano

by Steve Calderone

CD plus Music Book from Warner Brothers Publications in 2000

The songs in this collection include:

Brahms' Bedtime Bounce . . . Ludwig's Lunar Light Lindy . . . Chopin's Sixty Second Swing . . . Frank's Hungry for Rapid Swing . . . Wolfgang's Late Night Music . . . Pachelbel Can Indeed . . . Peter Can Share, Too . . . Bach's Toccata and Swingin' Demeanor . . . Anton's New World Swing . . . Sergei's Swing on Paganini
(bonus song) Amadeus' Swingin' Seize **

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The spirit of Christmas is in the hearts of children. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of "A Swingin' Yule" will be donated to the Children's Miracle Network, making miracles happen for Children every day.

Short Introduction to the Christmas Collections

Among the many Christmas piano solo collections available, "A Cool Yule" and "A Swingin' Yule" are indeed exceptional. The 20 imaginative settings here have been adapted with great jazz harmonies and a swing feel. They are unpredictable, unconventional, and fun to play.

Whether to lift your spirits or to help you unwind, these traditional favorites will fit into any performance, and are sure to enhance every holiday celebration.

Short Introduction to the Classical Swing Collection

Except for concert performers, most of the classical music - the greatest music of the millenium - is too serious for the average pianist, until now. This collection takes that great music into Swing, the style made popular during WWII, and enjoying a revival in recent years.

These revisions should be played in a strict tempo. The CD provided with the book will help any jitter-bugging by the audience, while dancing by the piano player is optional.


The standard settings of familiar Chrismas songs can grow stale in time. In addition, many well known Classical piano works, as well as piano transcriptions of Classical standards, are often too serious and too complex for the average pianist. However, with these books, the music takes on a fresh new sound, and the melodies we've known for years suddenly become fun to play.

The goal has always been to have fun. That is what makes piano playing worthwhile. Hope you enjoy the books.

Happy Swinging, and Merry Christmas !!

Steve Calderone

The Christmas collection is dedicated to
my parents, Connie and Joe,
my wife, Marie, and our daughter, Elizabeth.
Thank you all for making my life worth living.

The Classical Swing collection is dedicated to my Serenity Mentors:
To Shirish, who first taught me how to think outside of the box,
To Nick, who showed me the way to get back into the box, and
To Pam, who helped me understand when to use the door of the box.

Shirish Korde is a composer and professor who has taught music theory at Holy Cross College for 25 years.
Nick Waynelovich runs 4 swing bands, 2 theatre companies, a recording studio, and has taught music for 22 years.
Pamela Vining has taught piano performance at her own piano studios across the country for more than 30 years.

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