Yo-Yo Ma and Friends: Songs of Joy & Peace

Songs of Joy & Peace is a collection of ten songs arranged differently from most songbooks.  There is a piano accompaniment, there are the words and vocal line, and there is  the novelty of a cello accompaniment written by Yo-Yo Ma.  Three titles are for cello solo; Dona Nobis Pacem Variations, Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel, and Joy to the World.   “The Wexford Carol” is so pretty. It is worth getting a pianist, cellist and vocalist together to perform this at Christmas.  “A Christmas Jig/Mouth of the Tobique Reel”  absolutely sparkles.  Get a fiddler to join in with this one,  the melody is in the right hand of the piano part.   And if you know any folk dancers, play it for them, but not too fast.  It’s hard for anybody’s feet to be still during this medley

If you want to know more about this collection or anything else you may be curious about, call us at 1-800-42-MUSIC or email us at greatservice@stantons.com. Shop Stanton’s for all your sheet music needs!


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