The other day, we were rehearsing “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen,” and I did a little rock-n-roll bit on the piano. I got it from this version of the song by a group called Mannheim Steamroller.
I went to a concert when I was about 17 years old, and I was hooked! Their music was mostly electronic, with lots of keyboards. They put out a series of albums called “Fresh Aire.” I loved them, and even got the piano music for two of them. The music was handwritten and copied, was hard to read, and very expensive back then. It wasn’t in the nice books they have now.
A few years later, they came out with the first of their Christmas albums, and that is what they are mostly known for today. You have probably heard lots of their arrangements, but maybe didn’t know who they were! Here is “God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen.”