Keep Christmas In Your Heart
From Alice Olsen Publications/Plank Road Publishingby Alice Olsen and Elizabeth Peach
Keep Christmas In Your Heart - A Christmas Musical Arranged for Orff Instruments - This secular Christmas musical tells the story of the search by a group of children for the meaning of Christmas... the feeling of loving and giving that's always in their hearts. It's a holiday theme that's sure to be a hit with parents and students alike.
This simple plot is accompanied by improvised Orff sections, written ostinatos, syncopated rhythms, and instruments mimicking the sounds of toy making. All the music together brings out the joy of the season!
Alice Olsen is a noted teacher, clinician, writer and publisher, and a contributor to Music K-8 magazine. Most of her collections and musicals feature Orff instruments and are designed to support the Orff Schulwerk approach to music education. They are full of creative ideas and imaginative activities, and are very popular with teachers all over the world.