"Silent Night is almost an impossibility. That Dana could find new life in this repertoire and even manages to make us feel we’re hearing these pieces for the first time is nothing shy of miraculous." –– Will Ackerman, Grammy Winner and founder of Windham Hill Records
“This is Christmas music that you could actually listen to all year round.” – Allison Myers, Center for Digital Story Telling
Two years after her critically acclaimed debut album, Dancing at the Gate, Dana Cunningham released this recording with original arrangements of traditional Christmas carols that leads the listener through nearly an hour of serene, yet evocative, music. Featuring cellist Max Dyer of the Houston Symphony, this album has become a perennial favorite.
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These are the carols I have loved to sing through the years. Melodies — heard perhaps a thousand times — that are still somehow fresh and new. I offer them as an invitation, as an ancient door to the deep, universal place of Love and Peace that is Christmas. May we truly abide in this place in ways that heal the world.
Dana Cunningham, Piano
Max Dyer, Cello
Produced by Dana Cunningham
All piano arrangements composed by Dana Cunningham
Recorded, mixed, and mastered by Gerry Putnam at CedarHouse Sound and Mastering, North Sutton, NH
Art direction and design by Bruce Kennett
Fountain Creek Music
All rights reserved. Made in USA
C & P 2020 Dana Cunningham
1. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel 3:02
2. O Come, All Ye Faithful 3:37
3. Angels We Have Heard On High 4:53
4. Once in Royal David’s City 4:11
5. Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring 5:05
6. The First Noel 4:00
7. In The Bleak Midwinter 4:16
8. Carol of the Bells 4:00
9. Joy to the World 3:25
10. Away in a Manger 5:29
11. Silent Night 6:09
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