Hark, the Herald Angels Swing is a jazz reharmonization by James L. King III. Complete with a walking bass and a short jazz piano solo (which can be improvised instead by more advanced students), this piece adds a touch of modern class to church services, Christmas gigs, and just sitting down at the piano to enjoy the season by yourself at home.
Key: G Major
Mood: Triumphant, victorious, happy, sophisticated
Pedagogy: walking bass, extended jazz chords, jazz soloing