A Winter's Solstice III
Little Drummer Boy
The Christmas Song
Of The Father's Love Begotten
Snow Is Lightly Falling
In The Bleak Midwinter
In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men Rejoice)
Schönherz & Scott
Turtle Island String Quartet
Modern Mandolin Quartet
Album produced by
Will Ackerman & Dawn Atkinson
Tracks produced by the respective recording artists, exceptions & additionals noted below when applicable
Tracks 9, 15 Produced by Cookie Marenco
Track 10 Produced by Oliver DiCicco
Track 12 Produced by Rik Pekkonen
A Winter's Solstice III (WD-1098)
The third holiday-themed album from the Windham Hill label, the 98th cataloged, and the last independent Winter's Solstice album published during the Ackerman/Robinson Independent years (before BMG's 50% buyout in the summer of 1992). This album again features completely original tracks recorded specifically for the album. Dawn Atkinson takes the creative control for the record, with significant contributions from Windham Hill executives Cookie Marenco and Will Ackerman.
This reviewer ranks A Winter's Solstice III the 4rd best album of the collection.
This YouTube video features John Gorka's original "Christmas Bells," with lyrics from the poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. A Winter's Solstice III is interesting in that it's the first Winter's Solstice album to feature lyrics and signing, in this case from Gorka, Barbara Higbie and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill (Nightnoise). Later BMG-produced Holiday albums also featured vocals.