Rhapsody of Christmas | Expressive Christmas Music

Rhapsody of Christmas

(The Birthday of a King-keyboard book)

Expressive Christmas music inspired by the great composers from Bach to Gershwin. Decorate the tree, wrap presents, entertain your friends, or relax by the fireplace and enjoy familiar music that evokes the spirit and emotion of the Christmas season.

Through these beautiful piano and orchestra arrangements, Linda McKechnie successfully paints the landscape of Christmas with a colorful palette of warm moods, timeless melodies, gentle rhythms and an influence of classical styles.


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For other options in performing these piano arrangements, review the categories under "published music"- to include CD tracks, orchestrations, and other instruments

  1. Christmas Bells, Ding Dong, Merrily On High (French Carol) with I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day by Calkin
  2. I Wonder As I Wander, Appalachian carol in the style of Gershwin
  3. Still, Still, Still, Australian carol in the style of Brahms
  4. How Great Our Joy, German carol in the style of Bernstein
  5. Silent Night by Gruber with Prelude in C by Bach
  6. Reflection of Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, German carol in impressionistic style
  7. Gigue On In Dulci, German carol in the style of Bach
  8. Advent Carols, Of the Father's Love Begotten, O Come, O Come Emmanuel, Plainsong, 13th Century
  9. The Birthday of a King by Neidlinger in the style of Chopin
  10. Jesus, Jesus Rest Your Head, American melody in the style of Gershwin
  11. The Manger Song Medley, Away in a Manger, Coventry Carol, Infant Holy, Infant Lowly (Polish carol)
  12. Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne by Matthews in the style of Ravel

Linda McKechnie | Pianist & Song Composer - Charlotte NC

A Word from Linda

I sincerely hope that as you progress through this website, I may reflect a strong witness to my Christian faith and be an encouragement to you through my recordings on CD, or through the keyboard music and orchestrations that are now available from these recordings for you to perform.

About Linda

Linda grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in a very musical family and started playing the piano at the age of four. As a 2nd grader, Linda remembers accompanying her 2nd grade class for their Christmas program. Unusual as it might seem, she loved to practice, play by ear, compose her own melodies, and had a real passion to express her young Christian faith through the hymns and choruses of the church.


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