Cheery, Vol. 1

Cheery, Vol. 1

     
 
A holiday album from an electronic/ambient label? Never fear, Christmas has by no means been overly remixed or grooved out here. Forest, host of the radio show Musical Starstreams, has done an exemplary job of selecting beautiful arrangements of traditional carols by today's top new age artists. From the celebratory clarion tones in Teja

Overview

A holiday album from an electronic/ambient label? Never fear, Christmas has by no means been overly remixed or grooved out here. Forest, host of the radio show Musical Starstreams, has done an exemplary job of selecting beautiful arrangements of traditional carols by today's top new age artists. From the celebratory clarion tones in Teja Bell's "Ukranian Bell Carol" and the straight-from-the-heart harp of Georgia Kelly's "Greensleeves" to the springy sounds of Ed Hartman's marimba-powered "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairies" and the evocative celestial sweep of Jonn Serrie's "The First Noel," this is pure excellence. The drumbeat of "Little Drummer Boy" by Paul Edwards actually comes from bass notes on the Chapman stick, but the lyrics bring out all the original power of the piece. Other artists include harpist Lisa Lynne, recorder player David Young, Spanish guitarist Esteban, and keyboardists Michael Allen Harrison, Kim Pensyl, and Rob Meurer. The album flows from festive to reverential, and is perfect to play in the background, to perk up the atmosphere of a business, or to don Ye Olde Headphones for an even more spectacular sonic experience. Cheers!

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2000
Label:
Waveform
UPC:
0789068910321
catalogNumber:
89103

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Michael Allen Harrison   Track Performer
Georgia Kelly   Track Performer
Kim Pensyl   Track Performer
Teja Bell   Track Performer
Rob Meurer   Track Performer
Stevan Pasero   Track Performer
Gary Prim   Track Performer
Ed Hartman   Track Performer
Jonn Serrie   Track Performer
Celestial Winds   Track Performer
Paul Edwards   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Adolphe Adam   Composer
Franz Schubert   Composer
William Sandys   Composer
John Sullivan Dwight   Composer
Traditional   Composer
James R. Murray   Composer
William Chatterton Dix   Composer
Mykola Leontovych   Composer
Henry Onerati   Composer
J. R. Murray   Composer

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