Everyone of my students answers "Jingle Bells" when I ask them to name their favorite Holiday Song. So here's a ragtime of the tune for early intermediate students. Your students will love the swinging eighth notes and the upbeat tempo In "Ragtime Bells Piano Solo". Lots of fun for Holiday time.
History of Jingle Bells
"Jingle Bells" is one of the best-known and commonly sung American songs in the world. It was written by James Lord Pierpont (1822–1893) and published under the title "One Horse Open Sleigh" in the autumn of 1857. It has been claimed that it was originally written to be sung by a Sunday school choir; however, historians dispute this, stating that it was much too "racy" (and secular) to be sung by a children's church choir in the days it was written.
Although originally intended for the Thanksgiving season, and having no connection to Christmas,it became associated with Christmas music and the holiday season in general decades after it was first performed on Washington Street in Boston in 1857. Some area choirs adopted it as part of their repertoire in the 1860s and 1870s, and it was featured in a variety of parlor song and college anthologies in the 1880s.It was first recorded in 1889 on an Edison cylinder. Wikipedia
Check Out More of Paloma Piano's Holiday Music
In addition to "Ragtime Bells Piano Solo" Paloma Piano has a full line of holiday music. Whether it's Christmas, Hannukah, Thanksgiving, St.Patricks day or any other holiday we have you covered. Form beginning to later intermediate solos and duets you can find plenty of music. (we are always adding more!).
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