Lee Spears and Donna Beck Michael's recording Winterfall.
This is Lee and Donna's offering for the Christmas season. It is hauntingly beautiful in every sense, with delightfully different arrangements of popular and not so well known Christmas melodies. Instrumentation features hammered dulcimer and piano, along with guitar, English horn and cello. Tracks include:
- Away in a Manger
- I Saw Three Ships
- Joseph Dearest, Joseph Mine/No Candle Was There and No Fire
- Good Christian Men Rejoice/Joy to the World
- We Three Kings
- God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
- I Wonder As I Wander
- Winterfall (an arrangement inspired by "Winter" from "The Four Seasons" by Antonio Vivaldi
- The First Noel
- Midnight Clear
- The Angels Sing (melodies from Hark the Herald Angels Sing, Ode to Joy, Angels We Have Heard on High, O Come All Ye Faithful, Silent Night and Joy to the World)
This is a pretty rare CD that we here at Song of the Wood have loved for years. Everyone we introduce it to has, likewise, fallen in love with it! It's a gem.