Soul-soothing and deeply felt improvisational meditations on five traditional Christmas carols for solo piano and orchestra.
I remember many Christmas eves with my family. It is late and the lights are dimmed. The house is decorated, polished brass and silver gleams, and many candles are lit. Everything glitters and glows and the aromas of pine and cedar fill the room. Then my parents play beautiful and peaceful Christmas carols on the stereo. The magic of that annual experience remains with me powerfully still. The essence of those wonderful memories are what I bring to these improvisations on some of my favourite traditional carols. Originally, I intended to create just one improvisation for each carol. In the end I had two to four improvisations for each carol and was happy with most of them. I’ve enhanced and expanded some of the carols with orchestrations to further differentiate each improvisation’s unique character. I wish you peace and joy during your holiday season.