A Windham Hill Christmas

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All Music Guide - Melinda Hill
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Melinda Hill
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.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/22/2002
  • Label: Rca
  • UPC: 019341165125
  • Catalog Number: 11651
  • Sales rank: 8,458

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Sussex Carol - John Fitzpatrick (2:22)
  2. 2 Angels We Have Heard on High - Steve Erquiaga (4:08)
  3. 3 O Holy Night - Jim Brickman (3:34)
  4. 4 In Dulci Jubilo - Barbara Higbie (3:59)
  5. 5 Christmas Is Coming - George Winston (3:48)
  6. 6 The First Noel - W.G. Snuffy Walden (3:48)
  7. 7 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear - Tim Story (3:06)
  8. 8 Silent Night - Thea Suits-Silverman (3:38)
  9. 9 Christ the Apple Tree/Once in Royal David's City - Alex de Grassi (3:40)
  10. 10 Deck the Halls - Liz Story (3:02)
  11. 11 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel - Paul McCandless (3:50)
  12. 12 What Strangers Are These - David Cullen (3:20)
  13. 13 The Holly and the Ivy - Nightnoise (4:14)
  14. 14 Lo, How a Rose - Paul Schwartz (3:55)
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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, 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
Chris Bellman Mastering
Thea Suits-Silverman Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Brian Dozoretz Engineer
John Fitzpatrick Arranger
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  • Posted December 13, 2012

    Lovely peaceful seasonal music for listening to in the evening o

    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.

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