The Neal Ewers Joy of Christmas CD magically weaves together some of the most peaceful, relaxing carols of the season with those that are more joyful. Neal Ewers' lyrical performance of the quieter carols uses bells, cello, soaring violins, haunting oboes and other instruments to bring about a truly spiritual experience. His arrangements of the lively, more joyful carols keeps this peaceful spirit alive by delicately balancing the volume of the mighty pipe organ with harpsichords, flutes, bells, and other quiet instruments. His graceful yet sparkling playing of these well known melodies and their interplay with his original descants makes this a truly wondrous listening experience.
Songs on this CD include: Joy to the World, Lowell Mason Sweet Little Jesus Boy, Robert MacGimsey The First Noel, Sussex Carol, O Come O Come Emmanuel, Away in a Manger Medley, Angels We Have Heard on High, Lullaby for the Christ Child, Neal Ewers We Three Kings, John Henry Hopkins I Saw Three Ships, O Sanctissima, Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella, Song of Hope and Promise, Neal Ewers O Little Town of Bethlehem, Lewis Redner Ding Dong! Merrily on High, Lo How a Rose, What is this Fragrance, Now is Born the Divine Christ Child, All My Heart this Night Rejoices, Johann Georg Ebeling Good King Wenceslas, In the Twilight of an Evening, Neal Ewers Silent Night, and Franz Gruber O Come all ye Faithful.