( revisited )
ALL NEW ARRANGEMENTS and SOUNDS !
On Christmas Songs, previously recorded . These are some of my favorites and I hope they are yours, also . Songs that have lived for years and will continue to live, even in these most difficult of times !
What would Christmas be without some of the glorious Christmas music written through the years ! I wish I could record it all, naturally, that won’t happen, therefore, in “ CHRISTMAS revisited “ I have strived to improve my arrangements and sounds . Only you, can determine, whether, I succeeded .
Four songs were added, that weren’t on the other album “ Away in a Manger, Away in a Manger ( Cradle Song ), Over the River and Through the Woods to Grandmother’s House We Go, We Wish You A Merry Christmas “ .
On the last two songs, I attempted to do sounds that were different from the rest of the album . On “O Come All Ye Faithful and It Came Upon the Midnight Clear”,
I increased the sound volume and the beat ; I believe the style of the songs warranted the increase .
I think, because Christmas music is only heard for a short time, that, it seems to be always, fresh and new . Played, a few days before Christmas and particularly on Christmas eve was always my favorite listening times .
I know it’s a hectic time and you have so much to do . But take some time to listen and relax, even if you don’t get everything you planned, accomplished . Let the good memories flow from the past as you create new ones this Christmas . Time waits for no one and in a flash the present becomes the past .
It’s hard for me to believe, that, I’ve seen so many Christmas’s come and go . Not all have been good but in memory they’ve all been good . I guess that’s par for everyone .
Like the song, WE WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR !!
A great and beautiful time of the year.
The houses, the cities, the towns decorated with lights and Christmas decorations and when it snows it just is magical - if just for a moment .
If we could only make it last !
For those who can't remember a joyous Christmas and there
are many, hopefully and prayerfully, this will be your shinning Christmas
And to everyone .
PA, United States
Who am I , that's a difficult question . When it comes to this type of thing, I'm someone who loves beautiful music, from all types of genre’s, songs, musicians but not all and not everything or everyone . Late in life , I got the whim to start playing the keyboard , which I did , without any formal training and although I can't compete with the masters , the greats , near greats and very good, I'll continue to do so until the end . Every once in awhile I'll mess with the guitar and harmonica ( not very good ) hate to practice ( and practice makes perfect or at least better ), pay attention kids . And all that has led to this , most of us don't advance because we're afraid of failing . We may never reach our goals -- but how do we know, if we don't try . It's fourth down - inch's from the goal line - go for it ( whatever it is ). Experience is the best teacher but often the most bitter . There was much music, artistic, athleticism talent in our family that went by the wayside . If you don't do - you regret. My mother, always, used to say -- " YOU CAN'T PUT AN OLD HEAD ON YOUNG SHOULDERS " , how true ! RDM