The Carols of Christmas

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Do You Hear What I Hear?

We Three Kings

Christmas Time Is Here

Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem

The First Noel

Emmanuel

Dona Nobis Pacem

Ave Maria

Carol Of The Bells

O Holy Night

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Silent Night

Simple Gifts

What Child Is This?

Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Angels We Have Heard On High (Medley)

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

Jim Brickman

Marion Meadows

George Winston

Tracy Silverman And Thea Silverman

John Boswell

Will Ackerman 

Richard Stoltzman 

William Galison And Toninho Horta

Steve Morse & Manuel Barruecco 

David Darling

Michael Manring

Ray Lynch

Liz Story

Michael Hedges

Nightnoise

 

Brian Keane

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6:44

4:12

2:33

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2:26

6:46

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7:51

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5:46

3:52

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4:29

Album produced by
Brian Keane & Christine L. Reed

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

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Tracks 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Co-Produced by Brian Keane

Mark Wolfram, Producer, Track 1

Corin Nelson, Producer, Track 6

Joel DiBartolo, Mark Duke, Producers, Track 13

The Carols of Christmas (BMG 01934 11193) - 1996

 

Though Anne Robinson probably oversaw the beginning of this album's production when she gracefully stepped away from her record label in the summer of 1996, there are many elements that artistically show the record label's intentions once BMG took control. Though Ackerman, Manring, Story, Hedges and Nightnoise are welcome sights as Windham Hill Artists, much of this album features works by artists who were part of Private Music or BMG's other brands and were featured in a "Windham Hill" compilation. This compilation is also the first for Brian Keane, who went on to work on many Windham Hill Group records under BMG's Andrea Franklin and Christine Reed. This record features a myriad of musical directions BMG took with the Windham Hill sound (and its carefully procured audience) once they took control, and the record is, like many Windham Hill records between 1996 and 2000, scattered in scope and musical direction.

 

Also of note: this is Will Ackerman's first Windham Hill contribution with his longtime co-producer and technician Corin Nelson. Ackerman and Nelson would go on to produce many records for Imaginary Road and later for independent self-releasing artists and musicians (and for Windham Hill as well).

 

This is the second track from The Carols of Christmas, We Three Kings by saxophone player Marion Meadows.

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

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