Windham Hill Christmas

A Windham Hill Christmas

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A Windham Hill Christmas celebrates the season as it should be -- crystal clear and elegant in its simplicity. It brings together Windham Hill's original roster of artists, including Will Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Liz Story, George Winston,

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A Windham Hill Christmas celebrates the season as it should be -- crystal clear and elegant in its simplicity. It brings together Windham Hill's original roster of artists, including Will Ackerman, Alex de Grassi, Liz Story, George Winston, Barbara Higbie, Michael Manring, and the Celtic band Nightnoise. A Windham Hill Christmas is the perfect respite from the mediocre commercial holiday music that dominates store shelves. It's both gorgeous and moving, evocative of crisp winter nights and quiet evenings. Steve Erquiaga's guitar rendition of "Angels We Have Heard on High" breathes new life into the familiar hymn. Jim Brickman's piano arrangement of "O Holy Night" is splendid, letting the song's moving melody take the forefront rather than cluttering it with the overwrought orchestral arrangements frequently heard of this tune. George Winston's take on Vince Guaraldi's "Christmas Is Coming," made famous in the A Charlie Brown Christmas TV special, is great fun, while "Deck the Halls" is almost unrecognizable, taking on a relaxed, subdued elegance in Liz Story's hands. Tracy Silverman and Thea Suits' take on "Silent Night" is haunting and timely, faithful to the melody while bringing it into the present with the underscoring of Silverman's electric six-string violin. A Windham Hill Christmas is the holiday as it should be: calm, relaxing, relevant, and joyful.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/22/2002
Label:
Rca
UPC:
0019341165125
catalogNumber:
11651
Rank:
63628

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbara Higbie   Synthesizer,Piano,Violin,celtic harp
Michael Manring   Fretless Bass Guitar
Liz Story   Piano,Soloist
Tim Story   Synthesizer,Piano
Steve Erquiaga   Guitar (Nylon String)
Jeff Johnson   Keyboards
Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill   Piano
Will Ackerman   Guitar (Baritone)
Phil Baker   Bass
Jim Brickman   Piano
Kimberly Bryden   Oboe
David Cullen   Guitar
Mícheál Ó Domhnaill   Guitar
George Doering   Guitar
Brian Dunning   Flute,Accordion,Human Whistle
Tim Ellis   Guitar
Nina Gerber   Acoustic Guitar,Hi String
Paul McCandless   English Horn,Keyboards,Oboe
Bennett Salvay   Strings
Paul Schwartz   Piano
Tracy Silverman   Violin,Keyboards,Electric Violin
George Winston   Piano,Soloist
Alex de Grassi   Guitar,Soloist
Andrew Shulman   Cello
W.G. Snuffy Walden   Guitar
Thea Suits-Silverman   Flute
Gregg Williams   Percussion
John Fitzpatrick   Violin
Robert Ward   French Horn

Technical Credits

Barbara Higbie   Arranger
Nightnoise   Arranger,Producer
Liz Story   Arranger,Producer
Tim Story   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Steve Erquiaga   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Jeff Johnson   Producer,Engineer
Will Ackerman   Producer
John Anthony   Engineer
Dawn Atkinson   Producer,Liner Notes
Jim Brickman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
David Cullen   Arranger
Brian Dunning   Arranger,Engineer
Stephen Hart   Engineer
Howard Johnston   Engineer
Avi Kipper   Engineer
David Luke   Engineer
Paul McCandless   Arranger,Producer
Tony Mills   Engineer
Paul Schwartz   Arranger,Producer
George Winston   Producer
Alex de Grassi   Arranger,Producer
Philip Begley   Engineer
W.G. Snuffy Walden   Arranger,Programming,Producer
Thea Suits-Silverman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Brian Dozoretz   Engineer
John Fitzpatrick   Arranger

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A Windham Hill Christmas 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Hermione-at-3214 More than 1 year ago
Lovely peaceful seasonal music for listening to in the evening or in front of the fire, or when you need a break from hustle and bustle.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago