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The American Christmas
A Gift

The first three selections on this recording are available for auditioning at our Holiday Sampler page.

Instruments:
Celtic harp, hammered dulcimer, flutes, whistles, & pan flute
(Analog recording process)


Audition selection: Bring a Torch Jeannette, Isabella  
(broadband)   (dial up)

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Total Playing Time:  CD 1 hr. 7 min.,


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Over the River and Through the Woods (American)
Three Kings
(Flemish)
A Child is Born in Bethlehem
(Dutch)
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
(Latin)   
Good King Wenceslas
(English)
Away in a Manger
(German)
Wexford Carol
(Irish)
Willie, Take Your Little Drum (Patapan)
(French)
Winter's Woods
(R. Aldridge)
Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
(French)
 
    Audition audio file (Broadband)   (Dial up)
Infant Holy (
Polish)
El Santo Nino
(Hispanic)
The Winter Moon
(Native American)
Blessed be that Maid Marie
(English)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
(English)
Silent Night (F. Gruber)
(German)

For us here in the United States, the spirit of the American Christmas comes from the many ethnic groups that have created our country. 

To reflect this heritage, we have chosen some of the most meaningful folk melodies from these countries. 

The liner notes tell the history behind these selections, and the traditions brought to the New World by these immigrants.

 

Anne Wakenhut: Celtic harp & keyboard

In addition to her work as a  musician and her volunteer services as a Certified Music Practitioner, Anne is employed as a special education instructor and utilizes a wide variety of creative approaches to assist the growth of her young students.

As I work with my students, I feel it is important to provide them with a sense of their roots.  Folk music introduces a heritage they can easily call their own.


Gary Wakenhut: Irish flutes & whistles, clarinet, pan flute, & hammered dulcimer

Gary augments his profession as a musician by volunteering his services as a Certified Music Practitioner with children experiencing severe disabilities, nursing home and hospice patients.  He also works within his community and church organizing & training volunteer groups. 

I love sharing these melodies with my hospice patients at this time of year.  It seems to help bring a gentle sense of peacefulness to the last page of their lives. 

 

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CDs:      $14.99 each or buy 3 (total of $44.97) and get 4th recording free!
(Michigan residents add 6% sales tax)

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Email:  share@collectingconsort.com Phone: 989-287-1134

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