Friday, November 18, 2011

Old-fashioned Christmas CD

It isn’t quite Christmas time yet...but we’re getting close. A week from today is the day after Thanksgiving. All the stores are already displaying their festivities, Christmas music is playing on the radio, lights are going up all over the place…and I don’t know about you, but I’ve been looking forward to Christmas for several months and have lately felt like listening to Christmas music. I am quite enthusiastic about Christmas music, which makes me doubly excited for what I’m about to share with you.

I am so delighted, because of special acquaintance with the musicians, to be “marketing” this splendid CD!

I love Christmas, and as I said, I love Christmas music! Old-Fashioned Fiddle and Guitar Christmas has been a favorite of mine for many years. Expertly arranged and performed, it has a wide variety of traditional Christmas carols – all delightfully old-fashioned – from sprightly songs that make you feel happy and festive, to beautiful slow ones that give you that warm feeling which is often merited to Christmas. The slower ones are my personal favorites; they have that sentimental touch which I adore.

This CD contains the true spirit of Christmas; the songs are played with much skill, taste, and emotion, creating a wonderfully meaningful album. 

Making this sample video was delightful. It was quite hard though, choosing only 6 songs, and including only short clips.
To suit my own fancy and so it will go along well with my blog, I have put a collection of Christmas pictures from some of my favorite old-fashioned movies in the video. It was fun gathering them.
The pictures include: Emma (2009), A Christmas Carol (1984) Emma (1996, A&E), Little Women (1994), and Pride and Prejudice (1995).

And now, I’ll include a little about the musicians.

On the guitar is Bethany. She has a natural gift for the guitar, and plays with a sensitive touch and rhythmic accuracy that sets her style apart. She was 17 when this recording was made.

Bethany’s brother Seth is the fiddler, 13 at the time of this recording. He is a multiple time national fiddle prize-winner and champion. Intensely interested in Classical music from a young age, Seth is now an accomplished violinist, having graduated with highest honors from a private liberal arts college, and was given the place of Assistant Concertmaster in a professional symphony orchestra, where he now regularly performs.

This is the list of all 18 songs:

Joy to the World
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
I Saw Three Ships
The First Noel
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Silent Night
Good King Wenceslas
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night
Deck the Halls
Lo, How a Rose E’re Blooming
Jingle Bells
Away in a Manger
O Holy Night
Good Christian Men Rejoice
In the Bleak Midwinter
Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day
Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella
Here We Come a Wassailing

The CD is $12 and $3 for shipping in the U.S. 
If you live elsewhere or wish to purchase more than one CD, contact me about it and I will calculate the shipping rate according to your location.
To order:
Send an email to old-fashionedfiddleandguitar[at]live[dot]com. I manage this email account, and will reply to your email with where to mail your check, and to whom you should address it. After receiving the check, your purchase will be mailed directly, and I will keep you updated during this process by email.

Feel free to email with any questions or comments!

Next week, I plan to have a giveaway for the sound files of this album, so keep your eye out!


Miss Dashwood said...

Oh, I loved this music waaay too much! "In the Bleak Midwinter" and "Here We Come A-Wassailing" were my favorites. Your video was lovely and I especially enjoyed the fact that you put the pictures of the Marches singing "Here We Come A-Wassailing" to that music. :)
I'm looking forward to entering your giveaway! I think I may buy this CD for my mom for Christmas... she LOVES guitar music and just about anything Christmassy. :)

Miss Laurie of Old-Fashioned Charm said...

This music is just beautiful! I love the sound or the instruments and these carols are some of my favorites! Two such talented musicians in the same family! ;)
I love the video you put together, the photos are lovely. I never notices how Christmasy those P&P photos looked before! :)
I think I'll wait to enter the giveaway, but if I don't win then I'm definitely ordering a copy! :)

Jessica said...

Beautiful! :-) Is that the new cover for the CD, or was it just for the video beginning?

Melody said...

Miss Dashwood,
I'm so happy you like it! Haha, yes, I had fun putting the Wassailing song in with the Little Women pictures. That's neat that you caught on. ;-) (My sister and I love to reenact that scene, especially coming home from caroling at night...:) )

Miss Laurie,
I'm very glad to hear it! Did the P&P pictures look Christmasy? Good. :-)

Yes, it is like the new cover.

Anonymous said...

i love christmas music 2!

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gahome2mom said...

Happy Holidays

I am glad I came across your blog when searching for Christmas music. I think this CD is beautiful. My favorites are Silent Night and Away in a Manger. Thanks gahome2mom/gmail/com

Katherine C. said...

Beautiful. They are both very talented.

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