A Gift of Song

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All Music Guide - MusD
Many may know Mason Williams as a composer and recording artist through his instrumental hit Classical Gas, which he also remade with Mannheim Steamroller. Now he's created A Gift of Song, an awe-inspiring mix of seasonal standards and orginals. His guitar talent shines through on reworked versions of "Greensleeves" and "Joy to the World," his brilliance at composing is demonstrated on "Guitar Carol," and his humor comes through with the whimsical "Mistletoe Moustache." Mason Williams returns warmth and the feeling of what music should be about during Christmas and always.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - MusD
Many may know Mason Williams as a composer and recording artist through his instrumental hit Classical Gas, which he also remade with Mannheim Steamroller. Now he's created A Gift of Song, an awe-inspiring mix of seasonal standards and orginals. His guitar talent shines through on reworked versions of "Greensleeves" and "Joy to the World," his brilliance at composing is demonstrated on "Guitar Carol," and his humor comes through with the whimsical "Mistletoe Moustache." Mason Williams returns warmth and the feeling of what music should be about during Christmas and always.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/23/2003
  • Label: Riviera
  • UPC: 822489992726
  • Catalog Number: 9927
  • Sales rank: 362,291

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Joy to the World - Mason Williams (2:17)
  2. 2 What Tune Is This? - Mason Williams (3:08)
  3. 3 Guitar Carol - Mason Williams (2:35)
  4. 4 Mistletoe Moustache - Mason Williams (2:45)
  5. 5 Snow Dream - Mason Williams (3:47)
  6. 6 Coventry Carol - Mason Williams (2:46)
  7. 7 The Virgin Mary - Mason Williams (4:26)
  8. 8 Winter Lullaby - Mason Williams (2:40)
  9. 9 Hawaiian Sleigh Ride - Mason Williams (2:36)
  10. 10 The First Noel - Mason Williams (2:24)
  11. 11 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen - Mason Williams (3:54)
  12. 12 Christmas Lullaby - Mason Williams (3:57)
  13. 13 A Gift of Song - Mason Williams (4:15)
  14. 14 Santa's Holiday - Mason Williams (4:12)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mason Williams & Friends Primary Artist
Mason Williams 12-string Guitar, Classical Guitar
Larry Cansler Conductor, Performing Ensemble
Radhika Miller Flute
Rick Cunha Guitar, Percussion, Electric Bass, Bass Guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Jew's Harp, Triangle, Ukulele, 12-string Guitar, Bells, Claves, Slack Key Guitar, Hawaiian Guitar, Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar, Jaw Harp
Murray Adler Violin, Performing Ensemble, Group
Bob Applebaum Mandolin
Hal Blaine Percussion, Conga, Drums, Triangle, Shaker
Chuck Berghofer Bass, Performing Ensemble
Byron Berline Fiddle, Mandolin
Samuel Boghossian Viola, Group
Charles Boito Clarinet, Performing Ensemble
Jon Bonine Trombone
Scott Breadman Dumbek, Percussion, Shaker, talking drum, finger cymbals, Bell-tree
Jon Clarke Flute, Recorder, Performing Ensemble
Rick Cuhna Guitar, Percussion, Jew's Harp
Burnett Dillon Trumpet, Performing Ensemble
Bonnie Douglas Violin, Performing Ensemble
Judy Gameral Dulcimer, Hammered Dulcimer
James Getzoff Violin, Performing Ensemble, Group
Harris Goldman Violin
Jerry Kessler Cello, Performing Ensemble, Group, Celli
Jon Kip Oboe, Performing Ensemble
Ray Kramer Cello, Performing Ensemble, Celli
Steve La Fever Electric Bass, Double Bass
Art Maddox Piano, Performing Ensemble, Vibes
Lew McCreary Trombone, Performing Ensemble
John Mitchell J. Bassoon
Richard Parissi Horn, French Horn, Performing Ensemble
Emil Richards Percussion, Celeste, Cymbals, Bass Drums, Tambourine, Steel Drums, Performing Ensemble, Noise, Spoons, Timpani, Vibes, sleigh bells
Paul Shure Violin, Performing Ensemble
Vincent DeRosa Horn, French Horn, Performing Ensemble
Renita Koven Viola, Performing Ensemble
Jim Fagen Classical Guitar
John D. Mitchell Bassoon, Performing Ensemble
Norman Pearson Tuba, Performing Ensemble
Technical Credits
Mason Williams Arranger
Rick Cunha Arranger, Producer
Al Capps Arranger
Jon Clarke Engineer
Art Maddox Arranger, Orchestration
Walter New Engineer
Mike Preddy Arranger
Emil Richards Rhythm Log
Isaac Watts Composer
Lowell Mason Composer
Mike B. Digital Editing
Steven Strassman Digital Editing
Don Ross Engineer, Guitar Engineer
Jim Fagen Arranger
William Sandys Composer
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2011

    My favorite Christmas guitar CD

    I have to listen to this every Christmas. It's hard to find good acoustic guitar Christmas CDs, but this one is good.

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