A Winter's Solstice III

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Little Drummer Boy

Hopeful

The Christmas Song

Veni Emmanuel

Christmas Bells

Lullay, Lully

Trepak

Of The Father's Love Begotten

Coventry Carol

Sleepers Awake

Snow Is Lightly Falling

Pavane

In The Bleak Midwinter

In Dulci Jubilo (Good Christian Men Rejoice)

Earth Abides

Schönherz & Scott

Michael Manring

Steve Erquiaga

Turtle Island String Quartet

John Gorka

Barbara Higbie

Modern Mandolin Quartet

Tim Story

Paul McCandless

Andy Narell

Nightnoise

Liz Story

Pierce Pettis

Michael Hedges

Philip Aaberg

4:19

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Album produced by
Will Ackerman & Dawn Atkinson

Tracks produced by the respective recording artists, exceptions & additionals noted below when applicable

This Album is available new on Amazon.com

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. 

Music and Artwork © Their Respective Releases by Windham Hill Records, a Division of Legacy Recordings from Sony Music Entertainment. 

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