Angels We Have Heard On High
This energetic arrangement was the first that Matt Arnett and Zachary Griffin performed as Rising Action Piano. Full of quick, short references to other Christmas favorites, it’s a difficult number but the fun is well worth it.
Duration: 3 minutes 45 seconds
(Matt Arnett and Zachary Griffin)
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