12 Songs, 38 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Not all great Christmas recordings are by the old crooners. Pianist George Winston’s 1982 album December—which falls between other seasonal albums Autumn and Summer—is a touching study of mood and consonance, giving off airy sonorities. Tracks like “Jesus, Rest Your Head” and “Night, Pt. 2: Midnight” conjure the stillness of snowy nights with soulful chords and chilled-out melodies, while “Carol of the Bells” uses the carefully orchestrated interplay between sprawling runs and its well-known ostinato line to evoke reverence and mercy.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

Not all great Christmas recordings are by the old crooners. Pianist George Winston’s 1982 album December—which falls between other seasonal albums Autumn and Summer—is a touching study of mood and consonance, giving off airy sonorities. Tracks like “Jesus, Rest Your Head” and “Night, Pt. 2: Midnight” conjure the stillness of snowy nights with soulful chords and chilled-out melodies, while “Carol of the Bells” uses the carefully orchestrated interplay between sprawling runs and its well-known ostinato line to evoke reverence and mercy.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
176 Ratings
176 Ratings
Gcarter101 ,

Love this!

The seasons album was one of my favorites growing up. My tastes usually don't include classical, but these will always bring memories of a much better time. These pieces will always remind me of a much simpler time, of innocence and peace.

passionate aboutclassical ,

I love it!!!!

Track 9 Movitivates me and it moves me. You have such passion in your artistry!! From one of your favorite listener - THANK YOU!!

julianaxoh ,

I Don't Know What to Say.

Okay, I have been listening to this song for years, and I'm only eleven. My dad says I have old school tastes, and maybe he's right. Mr. George Winston, if you are reading this, then, I think you are the most talented pianist I have ever heard and I think you should be the richest person alive. I listen to this album all year round, and it especailly motivates me during Christmastime. I would like to be a writer, and his music always inspires a new idea. If you are just reading this because you are bored, then I think that you should immediatly buy this, even if you are a kid and your allowance is up. This song brings up memories, even if you have never heard this before. It brings tears to my eyes even on Christmas Day. Listen to this album at night. Those of you who have already done this, you know what happens. Thank you, for reading this boring review. :)

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