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Christmas Piano   Sound Samples:
Carol Of The Bells (MP3)
White Christmas (MP3)
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas (MP3)
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God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Come And Behold Him Jerry & Jim Haskins
Come Jeanette, Light A Torch Isabella / Christmas Carol (1967) Jerry & Jim Haskins
Anna Magdelena Prelude J.S. Bach
Ave Maria Bach—Gounod
Carol Of The Bells: Sound Sample / I Wonder As I Wander / It Came Upon A Midnight Clear / Away In A Manger Traditional
We'll Dress The House Alfred Burt & Wihla Hutson
Caroling, Caroling Alfred Burt & Wilha Hutson
Some Children See Him Alfred Burt & Wilha Hutson
Silent Night Franz Gruber
Winds Through The Olive Trees Traditional
White Christmas: Sound Sample Irving Berlin
Winter Wonderland F. Bernard & Dick Smith
The Christmas Song Mel Torme & R. Wells
Winter's Here (Piano only) Fred Smith & Jim Haskins
My Favorite Things Rogers & Hammerstein
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas: Sound Sample / Intro: Brahm's Lullaby M. Martin

CHRISTMAS PIANO was a joy to do. It is a distillation of my personal recollections of this very special time of year. My earliest memories of Christmas go back to the carols we sang in the church in a small Southern town where I grew up. Later on, as a teenager, I remember Holiday dances when the Season suddenly took on a romantic glow with songs like, A Winter Wonderland, and White Christmas, and Nat Cole singing, The Christmas Song (Chestnuts roastin'....) What this wonderful music does is to warm our hearts and allow us, for just a little while, to re-create Christmas in our minds as perhaps it never really was but as we wanted it to be. It makes us young again.

About the selections in this album: Almost all are so familiar as to require no comment. But a few are not. Selections "1" and "2" pair traditional carols with ones my wife, Jerry, and I wrote in the 1960s and gave to our friends as Christmas cards. The Alfred Burt carols I heard for the first time in 1960 and knew instantly they were classics. Burt, you may know, was an on-the-road jazz musician who never got to spend Christmas at home. Writing these lovely carols with the modernistic harmonies was his way of "coming home for Christmas," if only in his mind.

A final thought has to do with the mood and setting we picture as ideal for listening to CHRISTMAS PIANO. This is music for the quiet times, like when addressing Christmas cards or while sitting and watching a warm yule fire. And just as for Alfred Burt, this music is for the Christmas that exists only in our minds.

We hope you will find much to enjoy here.

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