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ROBERT MYERS

The First Noel for Solo Piano


THE FIRST NOEL Traditional English Carol Music Arranged by Robert Myers for Solo Piano Duration: 3:59 Performance Notes A sense of timelessness is appropriate in the opening Largo section. Don't allow a pulse to develop but give the sonoroties freedom to resonate and saturate the hall with their tonal colors. In the two Andante sections the given tempo is accurate but the music should have a sense of ebb and flow. This is especially true following the fermatas. Give the moving notes following the fermatas a gradual gaining of momentum as you move back into tempo. In the Allegro, a steady driving feel is essential until arrival at the molto rit.

This solo piano setting of the beloved Christmas carol applies fresh and distinctive harmonies to the traditional melody. A haunting, and slightly dissonant, introduction sets a contemplative mood that heralds a unique approach to the carol. Set in ABA form, the A sections contain lush harmonies and delicate lyrical phrases which contrast with the syncopated and ornamented melody of the uptempo B section. The work is easily within the grasp of the advanced pianist without extensive rehearsal but still contains sufficient challenge to provide a rewarding experience for performer and listener alike. THE FIRST NOEL is an excellent piece for offertory, instrumental praise, candlelight service, or any occasion reflecting on the miracle of Christ's incarnation during the Christmas season.

Š 2015 Robert Myers / Wheatmyer Music - All Rights Reserved


The First Noel

Robert Myers

for Piano

Traditional English Carol Largo 

Piano

               

  

  

8

Pno.

       

 

   

     

            

                                        

15

Pno.

      

 

 

   Andante                              

                    

                                                       

 



                 rit.

                 LH      

     

22

Pno.

     

           

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Pno.

 

a tempo

 

  

      

  

                                   LH RH LH  

  Allegro 

  



                                     

© 2015 Robert Myers / Wheatmyer Music - All Rights Reserved


The First Noel

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  

32

Pno.

 

37

Pno.

 

42

Pno.

           LH (sim.)   

                       

                  

          

 

 

        

             

      

     

         

        



      

               

 

 

  

 

molto rit.

  

 

    

              

Andante 

                

   

          

 

   

 

                    



rit.



        

          

      

      

                                                    

53

Pno.

        

    

47

Pno.



         

  

     

     

 

              

 a little slower         molto  rit.                                                               

  


The First Noel

                  

59

Pno.

   

64

Pno.



 

 

         

   

rit.

       

a tempo                             

       

                                                

              

68

Pno.

a tempo

5

molto rit.

rit.

     

    

 

     

      

 

 

     loco

Largo 

  


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The First Noel


The First Noel

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