Christmas Celebration

Christmas Celebration

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by Mannheim Steamroller
     
 

Everyone's favorite new age synthesizer/acoustic trio returns with a twenty-year retrospective of holiday traditions; easily their strong suit and what they are most famous for in the public eye. Recorded live at over six venues on their latest tour, the group presents a balance of contemporary favorites, international Christmas standards and traditional religious… See more details below

Overview

Everyone's favorite new age synthesizer/acoustic trio returns with a twenty-year retrospective of holiday traditions; easily their strong suit and what they are most famous for in the public eye. Recorded live at over six venues on their latest tour, the group presents a balance of contemporary favorites, international Christmas standards and traditional religious hymns. A guest appearance by Johnny Mathis on "O Tannenbaum" definitely ranks among the highlights; as well as their anthemic rendition of "Deck The Halls." And while those loyalists most likely already have performances of most of these tunes, it's still a fun little disc that brings out the joy and spirit of the holiday season.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/12/2004
Label:
American Gramaphone
UPC:
0012805202022
catalogNumber:
2020
Rank:
181784

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mannheim Steamroller   Primary Artist
John Rutter   Conductor
Clinton Gregory   Cello
Tom T. Hall   Violin,Musician
Jackson Berkey   Piano,Clavichord,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Vocals,Bells,fender rhodes,Toy Piano,Prophet 5
Ron Cooley   Bass,Bass Guitar,Lute,12-string Guitar,Classical Guitar
Johnny Mathis   Vocals
Cambridge Singers   Choir, Chorus
Bielefelder Kinderchor   Choir, Chorus
Johnny "Country" Mathis   Vocals,Soloist
Chip Davis   Percussion,Drums,Recorder,Vocals,Wind,Choir, Chorus,Bells,Dulcian,Cornemeuse,Hammered Dulcimer,Crumhorn,Soprano Dulcian
Martin Abrams   Viola,Musician
Almeda Berkey   Conductor
Richard Altenbach   Violin,Musician
Philip Blum   Cello,Musician
Lorenzo Brown   Cello,Musician
Dale Clevenger   French Horn,Musician
Paul Dallas   Bass,Musician
Phyllis Duncan   Violin,Musician
Greg Flint   French Horn,Musician
Deborah Fuller   Violin,Musician
Adrian Gola   Violin,Musician
Joseph Golan   Violin,Musician
Larry Gray   Bass,Musician
Barbara Haffner   Cello,Musician
Eric Hansen   Bass,Lute
David Hildner   Violin,Musician
Peter LaBella   Violin,Musician
Susan LaBella   Cello,Musician
Roxanne Layton   Recorder,Choir, Chorus,Crumhorn
Clara Lindner   Violin,Musician
David Low   Cello
Bob Morgan   Horn,Oboe,Musician
Roger Moulton   Violin,Musician
Helen Nightengale   Violin,Musician
Arnie Roth   Violin,Vielle,Concert Master,Musician
Kim Scholes   Cello,Musician
John Sharp   Cello,Musician
Michael Shelton   Violin,Musician
Collins Trier   Bass,Musician
Liz Westphalen   Sample Voices
Everett Zlatoff-Mirsky   Violin,Musician
John Bruce Yeh   Clarinet,Musician
Roxanne Adams   Viola,Musician
Catherine Brubaker   Viola,Musician
Grace Granata   Violin,Musician
Bobby Jenkins   Oboe
David Kappy   French Horn
Richard Lohmann   Violin,Musician
Blair Milton   Violin,Musician
Alice Render   French Horn,Musician
Bill Ritchie   Bass,Musician
Gail Salvatori   Violin,Musician
Gregory Sarchet   Bass,Musician
Liba Shacht   Violin,Musician
Steve Shipps   Violin,Concert Master,Musician
Gary Stucka   Cello,Musician
Robert Swan   Viola,Musician
Wayne Anderson   Bass,Musician
John Bartholomew   Viola,Musician
Lawrie Bloom   Clarinet,Musician
Michelle Brill   Viola,Musician
Joseph Dibello   Bass,Musician
Daniel Gingrich   French Horn,Musician
Joseph Guastafeste   Bass,Musician
Katherine Hughes   Violin,Musician
Marlou Johnston   Violin,Musician
Russ Knutson   Percussion,Musician
Ed Kocher   Trombone,Musician
Edgar Muenzer   Violin,Musician
David Myford   Violin,Musician
Paul Philips   Violin,Musician
Willis Ann Ross   Flute
Ronald Satkiewicz   Violin,Musician
Norman Schweikert   French Horn,Musician
Scott Shoemaker   Violin,Musician
James Smelser   French Horn,Musician
Judy Stone   Cello,Musician
Michael Strauss   Viola,Musician
Charles Vernon   Trombone,Bass Trombone,Musician
George Vosburgh   Clarinet,Trumpet,Piccolo Trumpet,Musician
Doug Waddell   Percussion,Musician
Mary Walter   Harp
Margaret Wilmeth   Cello,Musician
Felix Wurman   Cello,Musician
Virginia Barron   Viola,Musician
Pauli Ewing   Violin,Musician
Teresa Fream   Violin,Musician
Richard Hirsch   Cello,Musician
Mihaela Ionescu   Violin,Musician
Marlise Klein   Viola,Musician
Karl Davis   Viola,Musician
Lynn Dee Mueller   Vocals,Soloist
Mick Mulcahy   Trombone,Musician
William Cernota   Cello,Musician
Florentina Ramniceanu   Violin,Musician
Judith Ablon   Viola,Musician
Linda Alosko   Viola,Musician
Jonathon Boen   French Horn,Musician
Mark Brandfonbrener   Cello,Musician
Judy Divis   Viola,Musician
Leonid Finkelshteyn   Bass,Musician
Melanie Kupchynsky   Violin,Musician
Joyce Nob   Violin,Musician
Oberschelp   Conductor
Ken Peeler   Violin,Musician
Margo Romig-Motycka   Viola,Musician
Peter Slowik   Viola,Musician
Holly Stout   Cello,Musician
Louis Stout   Musician
Wendy Evans   Violin,Musician
John Kness   Trumpet,Musician
Aventino Caovetti   Bass,Musician
Bobby Swan   Viola,Musician
Barbara Butler   Trumpet,Musician
Laura Miller   Violin,Musician
Charles Schuchat   Tuba,Musician
David Earl Taylor   Violin,Musician
Linda Oper   Violin,Musician
Kathleen Brauer   Violin,Musician
Elizabeth Holzman   Viola,Musician
Soli Deo Gloria Cantorum   Choir, Chorus
Johan Hagstrom   Trumpet,Musician
Judy Lewis   Oboe,Musician
Rika Seko   Violin,Musician
Brant Taylor   Cello,Musician
Kevin Case   Violin,Musician
Margaret Daly Davies   Cello,Musician
Christine Worthing   French Horn,Musician
Carmen Llop   Violin,Musician
Robert Barris   Bassoon,Musician
Jennifer Cappelli   Violin,Musician
Karen Dirks   Viola,Musician
Lewis Kirk   Bassoon,Musician
Roberta Freier   Violin,Musician
Loretta Gillespie   Viola,Musician
Charles Geyer   Trumpet,Musician
Keith Conant   Viola,Musician
Frank Babbit   Viola,Musician
Jerry Blackstone   Conductor
Charles Bontrager   Violin,Musician
Giullaume Combet   Violin,Musician
Matt Conerford   Trumpet,Musician
Darlene Drew   Flute,Musician
Tracy Dunn   Violin,Musician
Debra Fong   Violin,Musician
Eric Hansen   Trumpet,Bass Guitar,Lute,Musician
Nissane Howell   Violin,Musician
Claudia Lasareff Mironoff   Viola,Musician
Michelle Lekas   Violin
Stephen Lester   Bass,Musician
Janice MacDonald   Flute,Musician
Rex Martin   Tuba,Musician
Molly Moriarty   Violin,Musician
Sylvia Morris   Violin,Musician
Channing Philbrick   Trumpet,Musician
Emily Randle   Violin,Musician
Tim Shaffer   Bass,Musician
Elena Sherbanesco   Violin,Musician
San Strba   Viola,Musician
University of Michigan Men's Glee Club   Choir, Chorus
Lisamarie Vana   Violin,Musician
Patrick Brennan   Viola,Musician
Ruben Gonzalez   Violin,Musician
Elliott Golub   Violin,Musician
Stephen Hartman   Harp,Musician
Mary Walter   Harp
Gregory Clinton   Cello
Liz Westphalen   Vocals

Technical Credits

Jackson Berkey   Audio Production
Chip Davis   Composer,Audio Production,Cover Art,Data Entry
Franz Gruber   Composer
John Archer   Engineer
John Boyd   Engineer
Bill Bradley   Engineer
David Cwirko   Engineer,Mastering
Ron Dabbs   Engineer
Joe Gastwirt   Engineer
Campbell Hughes   Engineer
Hank Neuberger   Engineer
Wayne Jesz   Engineer
Chris Sabold   Engineer
Brian Ackley   Engineer,Mastering
Carol Davis   Art Direction
Louis Davis   Engineer
Tim Lauber   Engineer
Denis Brochhausen   Engineer
Frankie Bucher   Engineer
Norbert Grützmann   Engineer
Greg Manchess   Original Paintings
Louis Stout   Liner Notes,Orchestral Assistant
Gilbert Williams   Artwork
Brad Underwood   Engineer
Mike Pierce   Engineer
Welsh Ayre   Composer
John Earl Richard   Engineer
Traditional   Composer
Mathieu Lejeune   Engineer
Azuolas Sinkevicius   Engineer
James R. Murray   Composer
Ian Gorman   Engineer
Rogert Arnett   Engineer
Jerry Blackstone   Director
Dan Charette   Engineer
Terry Seefus   Engineer

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