Mannheim Steamroller meets Kurt Bestor and Jon Schmidt. ALBEDO Christmas was released on November 1, 2012. It's a collection of secular and sacred Christmas songs using live and synthetic elements in a New Age style, ranging from solo piano, to chamber orchestra, to full symphonic score with choir. The music is similar to the artists Mannheim Steamroller, Kurt Bestor, and Jon Schmidt. All the vocal parts, including the solos and the choir parts, are sung by the artist. Who also plays a lot of different woodwind instruments, including Clarinet, Oboe, and Recorders, all of which are used on the album. Everything else is achieved digitally through the use of synthetics and professional virtual orchestra samples.
1. James Lord Pierpont, 2. Franz Xaver Gruber, 3. Traditional English "Greensleeves" & William Chatterton Dix, 4. Unknown, 5. Victor Herbert, 6. Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, 7.-10. George Frideric Handel, 11. Benjamin Hanby, 12. John of Reading
Songs 1-5,11,12 arranged and orchestrated by: Doug Clyde
All songs produced, recorded and mixed at ALBEDO MUSIC by: Doug Clyde
All vocals sung by: Doug Clyde
Sopranino Recorder, Soprano Recorder, Alto Recorder, Tenor Recorder, Bass Recorder, Oboe, Clarinet, and KaZobo played by: Doug Clyde
CD design by: Doug Clyde
Photography by: Doug Clyde & Elden Clyde
My Parents and family for their never-ending support.
My Heavenly Father for the talents He gives me and the opportunities to use them.
© 2012 by ALBEDO MUSIC