Julie Markham, Provo, UT

I have been working on music from your “Christmas Eve” book for several months. I deeply love “We Three Kings.” Several other favorites in this book are “Mary’s Lullaby” and “Away in a Manger/Infant Holy, Infant Lowly.” The latter goes through my head all day long, in a good way. I am now working on “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.” I had to get out my metronome, but it’s been worth it. Of course “The Messiah Medley” was the first I learned, and some of those melodies, such as “He Shall Feed His Flock,” should be a separate arrangement of their own (please!). This has been an unusual Christmas season for me, with enough time to practice and learn these pieces. I attend church in a small branch where there is no organ, just a piano, so I have been able to use this music for prelude and postlude this month. I have books galore of Christmas music, and this is the only one I have used this holiday season. Thank you, thank you, thank you for creating such beautiful and yet challenging arrangements.