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The Romance Of Christmas

Posted by on Oct 15, 2013

The Romance Of Christmas

“The Romance Of Christmas” – For the holidays I hope my listeners will enjoy this gentle and pleasant mix of carols, hymns, and American popular holiday standards. As tender as a snow falling on a crystal clear December night, this collection should provide solace and romance.

 

 

 

 

 

Song List

Track  1 – “Winter Wonderland” – this well loved song sets the holiday mood perfectly as an opener – a happy, swingin’ romp into the magical mystery of the season.
Track  2 – “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” – ever since the war years, this song has simultaneously warmed, and broken, many a heart.
Track  3 – Song medley “Angels We Have Heard On High” and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” – Song medley – two traditional carols – “Angels We Have Heard On High” is my personal favorite sing-a-long – while “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” conjures up a musical vision of merry old England.
Track  4 – “The Christmas Song” – Mel Torme’s beautifully sentimental modern classic – most of us know it as the “Chestnuts Roasting Song”.
Track  5 – “Christmas Carnival” – producer Benedikt Brydern wrote this cheerful holiday excursion, expressing the exuberant, joyous energy of the season.
Track  6 – “Noel” – there is a universal simplicity to this tune which has propelled its longevity through history.
Track  7 – “My Favorite Things” – this Broadway standard still sounds fresh after its many years – a bona fide Christmas evergreen.
Track  8 – “Silent Night” – the expressive voice of the violin seems to be the perfect instrumental vehicle for this most renowned of Christmas carols.
Track  9 – “Let It Snow, Let Snow Snow, Let Snow” – this is Christmas music in its most playful mode – a tin pan alley stroke of brilliance.
Track  10 – Song medley “Away in the Manger” and “We Three Kings” – Song Medley – “Away in the Manger” takes me back to Sunday school – I’m sorry, but every time I hear “We Three Kings” I think of that “exploding cigar”.
Track  11 – “Little Drummer Boy” – to me this song always possessed a beautiful strangeness – we recorded this version over a reggae beat.
Track  12 – “Best Christmas Ever” – I wrote this song with visions of cuddling up with a loved one by warm fire on an idealistic Christmas eve in a perfect world.
Track  13 – “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” – to me, the ultimate Christmas song – a heart breaker.