Review: "The Party Planner's Christmas Song and Recipe Book" by Carl Fischer

Elliott's Print Music Reviews

Elliott's Print Music Reviews – Episode 10

The party planner’s guide to Christmas, this collection includes over 90 all-time favourite carols and 27 recipes from award-winning chef Lisa Keys. Perfect for any holiday get-together, each carol is arranged for vocal, piano, and guitar, suitable for beginners and intermediate players. Lyric sheets are available as separate downloadable files for group sing-alongs and carolling, and audio MP3 files are available of complete performances. Included in the book are beloved seasonal favourites such as "Carol of the Bells", "The First Noel", "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from the ballet The Nutcracker)", "The Twelve Days of Christmas", "Jingle Bells", "Joy to the World", and "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer".

What Elliott has to say About the Book

Video Transcript

Christmas is just around the corner, and although we're going to be celebrating in smaller social circles this year, we can still make the most of the opportunity to take part in two very popular holiday pastimes, particularly singing carols and eating delicious food. It's rare to find a book that can combine such seemingly different elements, but the Party Planner's Song and Recipe Book published by Carl Fischer does just that. It's the perfect combination of popular songs and enticing pastry recipes. One of the great things about the book is its extensive collection of over 90 traditional and well-known Christmas carols including "First Noel", "Jingle Bells", "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer", and "The Twelve Days of Christmas".

Arrangements are in an easy piano format that include lyrics and chord names, printing is very large and clear, with an easy to turn spiral binding that makes it easy to read the pages and invites more musicians to join in on the fun. The book also includes digital access to MP3 instrumental accompaniment tracks, as well as downloadable lyric sheets. Best of all, award-winning chef Lisa Keys includes 27 of her most beloved holiday recipes. My personal favourite is the Greek ricotta breakfast pastry. Each recipe includes a beautiful picture and simple, easy to follow baking instructions. This book makes for a great gift, but also a great addition and new addition to your musical library. So if you're looking to kick off the holiday season in style, definitely check it out. Thanks for watching, and I'll see you in the next video.

Elliott's Print Music Reviews

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