CD: Colors of Christmas
Please order our newest CD, Colors of Christmas. This CD features your favorites in traditional holiday music. These unique arrangements feature flute, percussion, and cello. The CD is currently available directly from Sandy Tiemens, Aaron Turner, and other fine retail stores. Please follow the Order link to learn more about prices, downloads, and commercial use.
Makes a great gift for business clients, family, and friends.
Check out this review in Percussive Notes-
Colors of Christmas: This delightful Christmas-music recording features the Timberline Players: Sandra Tiemens on flute and piccolo, and percussionist Aaron Turner playing marimba, drumset, djembe, snare drum, and steel drum. Matt Turner on Cello and Marc Neihof on bass assist them. The music is very traditional, but the arrangements are creative and fresh, covering a variety of styles.
The CD opens with Tiemens alone on flute playing “Silent Night.” Soon she is joined by a lush, four-mallet marimba accompaniment. Later the cello is added, playing the melody with flute while marimba changes to an obbligato style. Another highlight is “What Child is This”? or the traditional “Greensleeves” melody. It begins with a lovely cello solo that moves to a jazz waltz with drumset and bass. The cello plays an improvised solo followed by a bass solo and trading solos with the drums. Then Turner plays a chorus of the tune as a drum solo. “Joy to the World,” “Away in a Manger” and “Angels We Have Heard on High” are written entirely for flute and marimba-a great texture that works well with these pieces. “The Little Drummer Boy” is performed with snare drum and piccolo I a traditional fife and drum style. “Celebration of the Bells” is a medly of three songs involving bells: “Ding Dong Merrily on High”, “Silver Bells" and “Carol of the Bells”. This is performed with flute, marimba, and cello in a beautiful arrangement. An African style is the setting for “Infant Holy, Infant Lowly,” using drum set and djembe along with marimba and flute. The CD concludes with “O Holy Night” for marimba, flute, and cello.
This well-performed and well-recorded CD will appeal to anyone who likes Christmas music and percussion. -Tom Morgan.
Percussive Notes The journal of the Percussive Arts Society Vol. 47, No. 5 November 2009
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