What Child Is This? - Christmas Carol / Hymn Piano Solo


Arranged by Richard Betts
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This arrangement is a transcription of my 2011 recording of "What Child is This?" (traditional tune "Greensleeves"). The arrangement alternates between the dark and mysterious sonorities of the middle register and grand, triumphant chords with deep bass octaves. As demonstrated in the mp3 recording, many of the chords can be "rolled" to add an anticipatory feel, and playing the first part of each verse softly and tentatively will make the second half of the verse more powerful.

My piano performance of this arrangement is available on youtube at http://youtu.be/Fpm5RHWtHx8, or visit my youtube channel, http://www.youtube.com/dayzzzed, for this and other songs. The arrangement also lends itself well to a low alto vocal solo, as can be heard at http://youtu.be/QcyYEN1j110.

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Arranged by Richard Betts
Year of composition
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
4 minutes
Solo instrument (Piano)
Classical music

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