Expect some sweet sounds from the duo “MacRaven” as award-winning composer and pianist Roger MacNaughton teams up with symphony cellist Steven VanRavenswaay on the piano/cello CD, “Winter Canvas.”
“The all-instrumental CD features a mix of Christmas favorites and originals arranged by MacNaughton whose blending of the piano and cello is seamless. Tracks of special note include the English ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ and the MacNaughton original ‘Christmas Eve.’ The arrangements of ‘Greensleeves’ and ‘Silent Night’ are well-executed with MacNaughton and VanRavenswaay having an opportunity to shine. In fact they shine brightly on all of the songs, playing well into each others talents, with the result making this CD a nice addition to any holiday collection.”
Joanne N. Bailey, Editor
Fans of the solo piano disc, “Cold-Hearted Orb,” will likely find much to enjoy in “Winter Canvas.” MacNaughton writes from the heart.