Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler
 
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Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler

Beegie Adair, David Arkenstone, Leif Shires, Stan Whitmire, Jaimee Paul, The Lori Mechem Quartet, Michael Omartian, Kathy Troccoli, Jack Jezzro & David Davidson
November 6, 2012

$2.99
Song Title Artist
Time
Popularity  
1
Joy to the World David Arkenstone
4:10
2
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen Beegie Adair
3:27
3
Good King Wenceslas Leif Shires
4:03
4
I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day / Carol of the Bells (Medley) Stan Whitmire
2:46
5
Jingle Bells / Jolly Old St. Nicholas (Medley) [feat. Beegie Adair] Jaimee Paul
3:20
6
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy David Arkenstone
4:24
7
O Tannenbaum The Lori Mechem Quartet
4:04
8
O Come, All Ye Faithful Michael Omartian
3:20
9
Deck the Halls Jack Jezzro
2:58
10
Missing You This Christmas Kathy Troccoli
2:38
11
Up On the Housetop (feat. Sam Levine) Jack Jezzro
3:42
12
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming / What Child Is This? (Medley) Beegie Adair and David Davidson
4:03


Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 2, 2012
  • Release Date: November 2, 2012
  • Label: Green Hill Productions
  • Copyright: (C) 2012 Green Hill Productions
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  • Total Length: 42:55
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  • ASIN: B009S6HVHW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (281 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #131,814 Paid in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 Paid in MP3 Albums)

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51 of 57 people found the following review helpful
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I just downloaded this album for a bargain price of FREE! First of all, that is awesome.

Now about the music. I am a Christmas/Holiday music aficionado, or freak, depending on who you ask. I'm the person humming Christmas tunes November 1st and still trying not to sing them come Valentine's Day. I enjoy all types of holiday tunes, from juvenile classics to choral to Trans Siberian Orchestra and everything in between.

This is a great sampler of easy listening style songs, lots of piano arrangements and jazzy ones, too. This would be an excellent mix to have playing at a nice level in the background as you entertain guests.
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25 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazzy Christmas Music Box November 14, 2012
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This is a great collection to play to set the Christmas mood as you decorate the house or bake Christmas treats.

1. The sampler provides a tinkling rendition of "Joy to the World."

2. "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen," begins as a soft piano version of the classic song, and quickly switches over to a soft and jazzy rendition of the song, that is especially nicely played.

3. The trumpet solo in "Good King Wenceslas," is very soothing.

4. "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day," is played with a very soft piano lead that switches to a very magical version of "Carol of the Bells" in the middle. This is a beautiful rendition of "Carol of the Bells," and I found myself wishing it would go on.

5. The "Jingle Bells" and "Jolly Old Saint Nicholas" is a jazz band medley with the sultry vocals of Beegie Adair. What a voice!

6. The presentation of "Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy" from "The Nutcracker" is a bit odd. Imagine the classic tune pressed through a synthesizer with new-age vibes and snare-drum driven percussions added, and you'll have a good idea about this version of the song. It also stops very abruptly, which is a bit disconcerting because it's such a surreal rendition of the song. This is the only song in the collection that I didn't love.

7. The introduction to, "O Tannenbaum," sounded a bit like the version of the song played on the Charlie Brown TV special, but it switched over to a soft jazz band version after the first verse. Included are bass and piano solos backed by soft percussions.

8. "O Come All Ye Faithful" is symphonic in style rather than jazzy. It begins with a swelling chorus and softens, then builds again. This cycle repeats several times to the end of the song.

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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Hill's Jazzy Christmas Sampler November 21, 2012
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'Tis the season... for jazz lovers.

It's always good to find a good jazz compilation, but this Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler is exceptional for those who appreciate the blending of Christmas music with some excellent jazz. It features Beegie Adair and some friends, and each of these tracks is a pure musical gem. This sampler offers us the following tracks:

1. Joy to the World, featuring New Age musician David Arkenstone
2. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen, with the jazz piano of Beegie Adair
3. Good King Wenceslas, with the mellow trumpet of Leif Shires
4. I Heard the Bells On Christmas Day / Carol of the Bells (Medley), from pianist Stan Whitmire
5. Jingle Bells / Jolly Old St. Nicholas (Medley) [feat. Beegie Adair], with vocals by Jaimee Paul
6. Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from David Arkenstone
7. O Tannenbaum, from Nashville's Lori Mechem Quartet
8. O Come, All Ye Faithful, by keyboardist Michael Omartian
9. Deck the Halls, featuring the piano of Jack Jezzro
10. Missing You This Christmas, with vocals by Kathy Troccoli
11. Up On the Housetop (feat. Sam Levine), with Jack Jezzro
12. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming / What Child Is This? (Medley), featuring Beegie Adair on piano

The twelve tracks here are truly top notch, with some excellent and well seasoned jazz performers, and it was a stroke of production genius to build this Christmas album around Beegie Adair. For those unfamiliar with her work, this is a good place to start. Beegie Adair is a jazz pianist. She studied piano at Western Kentucky University and moved to Nashville, where she did graduate work at Peabody College.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music January 25, 2013
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I can't believe that it was free. Nice mix of jazzy and modern interpretations of Christmas classics. Now one of my favorites.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A very classy Christmas Music Sampler January 19, 2013
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The Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler is a very nice diverse collection of top shelf musicians and singers on the Green Hill label. If you're looking for something new, and different, with sophistication, this is for you. As background music for a gathering, or concentrated listening you will enjoy all the artist featured here. You'll want to explore the various artist more in depth, which is what the producers probably had in mind. Enjoy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Christmas album December 20, 2013
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My home - especially my kitchen is filled with beautiful Christmas music this season It is really a delightful album
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Suitable Year Around March 23, 2013
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Since the majority of songs are instrumentals, this album is suitable for relaxed listening all year around . . .
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Easy listening Christmas music January 30, 2013
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This has a mixture of sounds. Soft, jazzy, piano, etc. The music isn't the same beat for each song where everything sounds the same. Not a bad mixture and there were songs I liked and some "not so much" but for the most part I enjoyed the variety.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Christmas
It is really nice to have a collection of colorful Christmas music all in one place. I was able to share it with friends and family.
Published 25 days ago by Joseph Donnelly
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent because it was free
Not much else to say, scrolled through the tracks quickly so this isn't a useful review. If you get any music free it's worth a listen right?
Published 2 months ago by J. Marty
5.0 out of 5 stars Green Hills Music is always wonderful
I am so glad when I order music recorded by Green Hill. It is always a good listening experience with great quality.
Published 2 months ago by bagpipes
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Music
Jazzy, modern Xmas music for free. Highly recommended if you want to break out of the usual Xmas music fare. Can't beat the price.
Published 3 months ago by Leadfoot
4.0 out of 5 stars A pleasant surprise
I downloaded this album (hey, it was free) wasn't sure if I would like it because it had mixed reviews posted. But I love it. Read more
Published 3 months ago by dora
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
fabulous! and thank you! used it as background on a dvd (very brief) I made with pix from a holiday party here in my retirement community....
Published 3 months ago by Sara V. Walsh
5.0 out of 5 stars Jazzy Christmas
Something different in Christmas music. Jazz and ez jazz tunes that you can enjoy. After many jazz Christmas albums this has a good mix of smooth ez jazz and upbeat jazz as well! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Dakotalucky
3.0 out of 5 stars Christmas Music
Not really what I expected from this download, but then as a "sampler" its is probably meant to be a "teaser" to buy other CD's in this genre.
Published 3 months ago by JJMI
5.0 out of 5 stars The best things in life are free, thank you!!
I have enjoyed these tracks over and over. The best things in life are free, thank you and Merry Christmas!
Published 3 months ago by Joe Joe
2.0 out of 5 stars Boring!
The music was boring. Not complaining as it was free. But I really did not like it. Wish there was more free Christmas music to chose from.
Published 3 months ago by Becky
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