A New Old Christmas album now available

My new album A New Old Christmas is now available. See my previous post for additional details.

The album consists of familiar carols and holiday favorites set in some new ways. It contains a variety of styles so there is sure to have titles that everyone will like. This would be a good album for the family to pop into the CD player or a new tablet or sound system on Christmas and enjoy.

This album is a full-blown CD available in digital format and in physical format. It is available now on CD Baby. It will also be available on Amazon, iTunes and more. It can also be listened to on Spotify, Rhapsody and other music streaming sites.

Please let everyone you known as well as friends and family about the album. I could use all the help I can get to publicize this album. The album contents:

  • Christmas Meditation
  • Away In A Manger
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Jingle Bells
  • A Classical Christmas Piece
  • Joy To The World
  • What Child Is This
  • Christmas Medley
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • About the making of We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • Christmas Medley Electronic version (Bonus)

Micanopy Fall Festival

(Update. The Festival went very good this year. Thank you to all that heard the organ out on the street thanks to the outdoor speakers and commented on how nice it sounded. Thanks also to those that purchased copies of my brand new Christmas album A New Old Christmas, now available. I hope to see even more people next year)

It’s that time of the year again. The Micanopy Fall Festival is almost upon us. It is on Saturday, October 26 and Sunday, October 27. As in years gone by, I will be performing on both days at the Episcopal church – located in the middle point of the road, just across from the Herlong Mansion.

A view from the 2012 festival
A view from the 2012 festival

This year, the Episcopal church has asked me to play their new organ. No, it won’t be just church music and it won’t be just an organ you here. This organ has quite a few sounds not found on most traditional church organs. I’ll be playing some of the selections from my solo organ album as well as other arrangements I’ve written as well as other titles. You may also hear some of my albums being played over the organ’s speakers.

On Saturday, come early. I’ll be playing from around 9:00am until 12noon, maybe a bit later. (The festival isn’t terribly formal for times). I will most likely also be playing after 3:00pm as well. On Sunday, I’ll be playing for an hour or so before 11am and then in the afternoon from around 1:00pm on.

While there, take a look at my seven albums that will be available for purchase, including my latest, A New Old Christmas, my first Christmas/Holiday album. Be sure to stop in and say hi too.

A New Old Christmas

As previously announced, I’m releasing a new Christmas CD – A New Old Christmas.

A New Old Christmas

This consists of several familiar carols and holiday favorites set in some new ways. It contains a variety of styles so there is sure to have titles that everyone will like. This would be a good album for the family to pop into the CD player or a new tablet or sound system on Christmas and enjoy.

The most interesting piece from a technical standpoint is “We Wish You A Merry Christmas.” For that piece, I had about 15 people speak the phrase My Merry Christmas Petunia which I recorded. From those individual recordings, I did some sound design work and created all the instruments and sound effects that are heard in the song. All the drums, all the melody and accompaniment instruments and the various sound effects were made from parts of that single phrase being spoken.

The CD is a full-blown CD available in digital format and in physical format. It will be available in late October from such places as CD Baby, Amazon, iTunes and more. It can also be listened to on Spotify, Rhapsody and other music streaming sites.

Please pass the word on to your friends and family about the album. I could use all the help I can get to publicize this album. The album contents:

  • Christmas Meditation
  • Away In A Manger
  • O Come, O Come Emmanuel
  • Jingle Bells
  • A Classical Christmas Piece
  • Joy To The World
  • What Child Is This
  • Christmas Medley
  • We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • About the making of We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  • Christmas Medley Electronic version (Bonus)