A Windham Hill Christmas, Vol. 2

A Windham Hill Christmas, Vol. 2


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Following in the footsteps of the previous collection, A Windham Hill Christmas, Vol. 2 gathers more relaxing, sophisticated holiday music as performed by Windham Hill's roster of artists. The collection finds the right balance between traditional and contemporary, both in terms of its sound and its choice of songs. Will Ackerman and David Cullen's "I Wonder as I Wander" sounds gently modern, while Paul McCandless' "In Dulci Jubilo" has a slightly more traditional bent. Tracy Silverman and Thea Suits' strings and flute interpretation of "Away in a Manger" mixes both approaches and is breathtaking in its lovely simplicity. Most of the performances here, including Barbara Higbie's "Patapan," suggest pristine snowscapes or, in the case of Jim Brickman's "The First Noel," the warmth of a hearth, but Steve Erquiaga's "Joy to the World" may be the first rendition of the carol that sounds downright sunny. Tracks by Richard Schönherz, Alex de Grassi, and Tim Story and George Winston's "Silver Bells" complete the album, which like A Windham Hill Christmas, makes a lovely, subtle soundtrack to the holidays.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/07/2003
Label: Rca
UPC: 0828765390125
catalogNumber: 53901

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Barbara Higbie   Synthesizer,Piano,Violin,Hammered Dulcimer,celtic harp
Michael Manring   Fretless Bass Guitar
Liz Story   Piano
Tim Story   Synthesizer,Piano
Steve Erquiaga   Guitar (Nylon String)
Todd Phillips   Bass
William Coulter   Guitar
Philip Aaberg   Overdubs,Piano (Grand)
Will Ackerman   Native American Drums,Guitar (Baritone)
Jim Brickman   Piano
Kimberly Bryden   Oboe
David Cullen   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards
Brian Dunning   Flute,Accordion,Penny Whistle
Nina Gerber   Acoustic Guitar
Paul McCandless   English Horn,Keyboards,Oboe
Martha Reikow   Cello
Tracy Silverman   Violin,Keyboards,Viola,Electric Violin
George Winston   Guitar,Soloist
Alex de Grassi   Guitar
Thea Suits-Silverman   Flute
Richard Schönherz   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Felix Mendelssohn   Composer
Barbara Higbie   Arranger,Producer
Liz Story   Arranger
Tim Story   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Steve Erquiaga   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Philip Aaberg   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Will Ackerman   Arranger,Producer
Dawn Atkinson   Producer
Jim Brickman   Arranger,Producer
David Cullen   Arranger
Brian Dunning   Arranger,Engineer
Bill Esses   Engineer
Ray Evans   Composer
Howard Johnston   Producer,Engineer
Jay Livingston   Composer
Paul McCandless   Arranger,Producer
Tracy Silverman   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
George Winston   Arranger,Producer
Alex de Grassi   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
John Dillberto   Liner Notes
Charles Wesley   Composer
Jon Marsh   Engineer
William Sandys   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Eddie King   Engineer
Bernard de la Monnoye   Composer
Richard Schönherz   Arranger,Producer,Engineer,Percussion Programming

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