A Garritan Community Christmas, Volume 4 - 2007 Holiday Album Freely Available

12th December 2007

The community of composers and arrangers working with Garritan sound libraries has come together to release their fourth annual holiday album, which is freely downloadable in MP3 format at: http://garritan.com/Xmas.html

Nineteen composers from the United States, Great Britain, Iceland, Italy, Canada, Slovenia and Germany have contributed symphony orchestra, pop and big-band jazz arrangements of holiday favorites from around the world, along with new and original compositions.

Listen to the songs over the Internet at work, load them into your iPod or MP3 player, or burn them onto audio CDs to make gifts and stocking stuffers for all the music lovers in your life. The online album is freely available to all.

Cover art and CD label may also be downloaded from the Web site. The album can be played directly on the Web page through the Christmas Player Flash application. There are also links to Christmas music from prior years and music from Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Ballet. A limited number of pressed and packaged compact discs will also be available.

A Garritan Community Christmas, Volume 4 is a unique musical project that would have been impossible a few short years ago. A community of professional and amateur composers and arrangers from all over the world met online and agreed to submit their own recordings of holiday pieces, to be freely distributed on the Internet.

The result is the fourth volume of a holiday musical tradition like no other. Each of these recordings was made not with live orchestras in vast, complex recording studios; but, rather, was created by a single person working alone with a personal computer. What they have in common is Garritan's Personal Orchestra.

A Garritan Community Christmas, Volume 4. The Music:

  1. I Saw Three Ships Medley by John Raybould
  2. O Little Town of Bethlehem by Dan Kury
  3. Christmastime by Gunther Bombe
  4. Förunderligt och Märkligt by Ken Weissman
  5. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen by Randy Bowser
  6. Carol of the Birds by Dan Powers
  7. Ave Maria by Laurence Harvey
  8. Angels We Have Heard On High by Keith Walls
  9. Come, O Come Emmanuel by Karen Peace
  10. Silent Night by Tim Cohen
  11. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing by Gary Shannon
  12. The Shepherds' Lonely Vigil by Jerry Wickham
  13. O Come All Ye Faithful by Michael Bolt
  14. Forest Green by Stefan Kristinsson
  15. Sleep, O Sleep, My Lovely Child by Jack Cannon
  16. Nations Awake by Matej Hrovat
  17. Lieti Pastori by Fabio Vicentini
  18. Deck the Halls by Toby Bresnahan
  19. Christmas Festival Overture by Colton Provias

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