“Songs of Christmas”

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martin574Our new Christmas CD titled “Songs of Christmas” was launched at a CD Release Concert held at Knox Presbyterian Church in Manotick on Saturday November 26, 2016.  Adding to the celebration were the Knox Church Choir and pianist Nathaniel Sargent.  The CD has been well received and sales have been brisk.  You can order your copy of the CD from this web site – click the link to the top right.  You can also sample the tracks on the CD before you purchase.  This CD makes an ideal Christmas gift and several people have bought multiple copies for Christmas giving.

“Songs of Christmas” was recorded at Knox Church in Manotick and contains 50 minutes of Christmas favourites old and new.  This includes the very popular “Caribbean Christmas” – a medley of Calypso style carols arranged by Ottawa musician E. F. Lloyd Hiscock, plus “Snowfall” a new arrangement by Nigel G. Simmons of three winter carols – “See Amid the Winters Snow’, “In the Bleak Mid-Winter” and “The Snow Lay on the Ground”.

Two classical pieces are included “The Shepherd’s Farewell” from “L’enfance du Christ” by Hector Berlioz and an arrangement for organ and brass quintet of Gustav Holst’s “Christmas Day”.  Carols from around the world are also represented by “Two French Carols”; “An English Carol Medley” and “Mele Kalikimaka” the Hawaiian Christmas Song.

Feedback has been very positive and  www.dorm40music.com has used our tracks of “The Shepherd’s Farewell” and “Christmas Day” to promote their publications on line.  Don’t delay order today!

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