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Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler

Green Hill Christmas Music Sampler

November 6, 2012

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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: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (465 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #7,454 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Thank you so much for making this available FREE.
Leslie
It is a very nice collection for a variety of Christmas songs...so freshing to hear a different style and sound of Christmas music once in a while.
NancySA
A nice collection of Christmas music, that is enjoyable to listen to, over and over.
S. Olsen

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55 of 61 people found the following review helpful By Angie Guerra on November 6, 2012
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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 By Peggy A TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 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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11 of 15 people found the following review helpful By John Williamson TOP 100 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 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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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dan Robinson on November 4, 2014
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An eclectic collection of Christmas melodies in the Green Hill tradition. Some jazzy, some new age, some Irish, couple of vocals, lots of pianos. Overall, pretty nice.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Victoria L. on 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 By Scott MacDonald on 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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By ROSALIND on 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 By Dib on 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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