Christmas Carols: American Christmas Classics

    20 Classic American Christmas Carols played in the American Tradition

     

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    $8.95

     

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    Compact Disc


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    Reg: $14.95

     

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ALBUM INCLUDES; Angels From The Realms of Glory, Away In A Manger (European Version), Deck the Halls, The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Good King Wenceslas, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, Greensleeves (What Child Is This), Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, I Saw Three Ship, It Came Upon the Midnight Clear (American Version), Jingle Bells, O Christmas Tree, O Come, All Ye Faithful, O Come, O Come, Emmanuel, Oh Holy Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem (American Version), Silent Night, Twelve Days of Christmas, We Three Kings

 
Quick Overview

Brech's arrangement and performance captures the essence of each carol - whether it be joy or sadness, contemplation or open hallelujah. The arrangements are inventive and witty, from the trotting horse in Jingle Bells to the mayhem of gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas. His warm, inimitable style is a blend of classical, baroque and soft jazz, not easy to imagine but, once heard, never forgotten. PDF of the Storybook Advent Caroling Songbook included.

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    Digital version of British & American Classics


    All 40 Carols: $14.95

    (Immediate Download; includes PDF of the Caroling Songbook) Item #44

     

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    2 CDs of British & American Classics


    All 40 Carols: $22.95 + S/H

    (includes PDF of the Caroling Songbook) Item #47

     

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Product Description

Remember that fabulous feeling of gathering with friends and family around a piano at Christmas and singing carols? Or maybe you were the one practicing hours a week just right for your parent's annual Christmas party?  Those were good times, warm times and loving times and you can bring them back this Christmas. 

Michael Brech's arrangement and performance captures the essence of each carol - whether it be joy or sadness, contemplation or open hallelujah. The arrangements are inventive and witty, from the trotting horse in Jingle Bells, the fife and drum of Patapan, the tears of the Coventry Carol to the mayhem of gifts in the Twelve Days of Christmas. His warm, inimitable style is a blend of classical, baroque and soft jazz, not easy to imagine but, once heard, never forgotten.

Volume One includes classic Carols played in the American Tradition. Volume Two includes carols played in the British or European tradition. Most people are surprised to discover that many of their favorite carols are played differently just over the pond. This is one of the unique features of Storybook Advent Carols Collection.  Through both CDs, you'll be able to dramatically increase your Christmas music collection and discover new versions of some of your favorite songs.

PREVIEW EACH SONG IN STORYBOOK ADVENT
CLASSIC AMERICAN CHRISTMAS CAROLS

 

Angels From The Realms of Glory
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Away in a Manger
(European Version)
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Deck the Halls
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The First Noel
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God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
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Good King Wenceslas
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Gloria in Excelsis Deo
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Greensleeves
(What Child Is This)
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Hark! The Herald
Angels Sing
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I Saw Three Ships
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It Came Upon the Midnight Clear
(American Version)
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Jingle Bells
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O Christmas Tree
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O Come, All Ye Faithful
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O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
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Oh Holy Night
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O Little Town of Bethlehem
(American Version)
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Silent Night
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Twelve Days of Christmas
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We Three Kings
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