Fiddlin' Pete Watercott | A Christmas Album

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A Christmas Album

by Fiddlin' Pete Watercott

A contemporary take on the Christmas classics that will be sure to get the young ones singing.
Genre: Spiritual: Traditional Gospel
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  Song Share Time Download
1. The Drummer Boy
4:10 album only
2. Away in a Manger
2:46 album only
3. Ave Maria
4:53 album only
4. Little Town of Bethlehem
4:07 album only
5. Santa Claus is Coming to Town
3:10 album only
6. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
2:53 album only
7. Indian Canzonetta
4:19 album only
8. Good King Wenceslas
3:10 album only
9. What Child is This?
3:45 album only
10. Angels We Have Heard On High
2:48 album only
11. Silent Night
5:21 album only
12. We Three Kings
3:47 album only
13. When the Ship Comes In
3:57 album only
14. Arioso
4:27 album only
15. Jingle Bells
2:41 album only


Album Notes
The idea for this recording began as a project to share as a gift with my family. All the songs on this recording were recorded over the Christmas Holidays 2005. For me, I need to be inspired by the season to get in the mood to play and sing this wonderful, yet, seasonal music. It would be better if we could remember the good words of these traditional Christmas Carols throughout the year. Some of the most beautiful lyrics are in the later verses that,unfortunately, are not often sung. This is a positive message of peace, love, and hope for all of us on the earth.

Also included on this recording are three classical pieces for piano and violin. While these are not traditional Christmas songs, they lend themselves well to the celebration of the season. "Ave Maria", the beautiful Bach "Arioso", and the slow movement to Dvorak's Opus 100 "Sonatina in G" for viloin and piano,"Indian Canzonetta", as a Czech tribute to the Czech Saint King Wenceslas who, in the carol teaches, "He who now shall bless the poor, shall themselves find blessing!".

On the lighter side you'll find "Jingle Bells", "Santa Claus is Coming to Town", and a very original arrangement of "Angels We Have Heard On High".

I hope that you enjoy my interpretation of these beloved songs, and may the spirit of peace, love, and hope be with you always!



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Paul Decker

great variety; consistent pleasure
The short version says it all Pete. Very nice to listen to and stays out of a rut. Congratulations on a really nice work. Sorry we missed you at the museum. Hope you come back........Lila and Paul Decker