Louis Landon | Peaceful Solo Piano Christmas 2

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Peaceful Solo Piano Christmas 2

by Louis Landon

The title tells a lot about this holiday music. Pristinely recorded Steinway playing thirteen traditional Christmas songs as well as two originals.
Genre: Holiday: Pop
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
3:25 $0.99
2. O Come, All Ye Faithful
2:43 $0.99
3. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
2:12 $0.99
4. Angels We Have Heard on High
4:59 $0.99
5. My Joyous Christmas Soul
4:01 $0.99
6. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
4:25 $0.99
7. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
3:32 $0.99
8. Here We Come a-Caroling
1:49 $0.99
9. Good King Wenceslas
3:02 $0.99
10. O Little Town of Bethlehem
2:40 $0.99
11. I Saw Three Ships
2:31 $0.99
12. Away in a Manger
2:56 $0.99
13. Christmas Bells
3:12 $0.99
14. We Three Kings
3:04 $0.99
15. The Christmas Song
3:49 $0.99
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Album Notes
Peaceful Solo Piano Christmas is Louis Landon's 25th album and 18th solo piano album.

Louis Landon is a composer and Steinway artist, formerly of New York and a current resident of Sedona, who has dedicated his life to music. His passion is for Peace. His career has taken him around the world playing a variety of styles with some of the most recognized names in the entertainment industry: classical music for Mikhail Baryshnikov on national and international tours, Latin music with "Pucho and his Lain Soul Brothers" on national and international tours, pop music with Rupert "Pina Colada Song" Holmes on television and national tours, rock and roll with John Hall, opening for "Little Feat" on national tours. For the past 28 years, through his production company, Landon Music Company, he has written and produced music for film, video, and commercials, including three years of "best plays" and bloopers" commercials for the National Basketball Association.

Louis Landon is currently working with three missions:
1. To create a more loving and peaceful world by writing, recording and performing, music from the heart.
2. To inspire people to live joyously and passionately.
3. To awaken and to assist people in healing themselves through music and mentoring.

"He has a gift for composition that is second to none." New Age Reporter

"…for those who like their solo piano music rich and full." Wind & Wire

"… indeed meditative and mellow, [he] sacrifices no musical rigor to achieve those ends. With backgrounds in jazz, Latin music, rock, pop, film composing, and classical piano, Louis brings his breadth and depth of experience to bear here. His playing and compositions are sensitive as they are complex and… a diverse range of influences is more than apparent.” Keyboard Magazine

“While some pianists are virtuosos in their playing and others may not be as technically proficient but have great emotional content in their music, Louis Landon brings it all together with impeccable style and grace. His work covers diverse compositional terrain, incorporating influences of classical, new age, jazz, pop, and more in a mellifluous spectrum of moods and musical colors.” Michaeldiamondmusic.com

Awards and Facts
Louis landon's music has had over 92 million plays on Pandora radio!

Healing Hearts 2 - Solo Piano won 2016 “Contemporary and Modern” Album of the Year at solo piano.com and was nominated for album of the year at Enlightened Piano Radio, also in 2016.

Healing Hearts - Solo Piano was nominated for album of the year at Whisperings Radio 2015.

Solo Piano for Love, Peace & Mermaids was nominated for album of the year at Whisperings Radio 2010.

Solo Piano for Peace was nominated for the 2009 zmr music awards in three categories: album of the year, best instrumental album - piano, and best cover art by Zone Music Reporter Solo Piano for Peace was listed at #30 of the top 100 albums for airplay in 2009 by Zone Music Reporter.

Peace Revolution! was Louis Landon's 7th CD and 2nd solo piano CD. It was #7 on the NAR top 100 charts and was played on over 50 stations worldwide.

unwind charted at #3 of the top 100 cds for the month of February, 2006 on newagereporter.com's website, playing on over 121 stations internationally.



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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"Peaceful Solo Piano Christmas 2" is the sequel to Louis Landon’s 2011 "Peaceful Christmas." A colorful collection of fifteen Christmas piano solos, including two originals, this is an album to brighten anyone’s holiday season. Despite the title, several of Landon’s arrangements are joyful and energetic. All of the carols are very recognizable and most have original or improvised interludes within the pieces. All of the songs are of a more spiritual nature - no Santa songs. There is also a companion sheet music book available.

"Peaceful Solo Piano Christmas 2" begins with “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” It starts out with a traditional rendition of the melody, but the second verse becomes a little jazzier and more contemporary, but still suitable for a sing-along. A breezy interlude brings us back around to the melody - a great arrangement of this holiday classic! The first verse of “O Come, All Ye Faithful” is in blocked chords like you would find in a hymnal, but the second verse picks up the tempo with vibrant left hand rocking octave pattern and a joyful melody - love this one! “We Wish You a Merry Christmas” is spritely and energetic with several key changes and a catchy interlude - guaranteed to bring a smile! “My Joyous Christmas Soul” is based on “My Joyous Soul” from Landon’s 2012 album, Peaceful Solo Piano from the Heart, and also contains snippets of six Christmas carols. High energy, overflowing with enthusiasm, and lot’s of fun, it’s a highlight of the album! “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” has always been one of my favorite carols, and I’m constantly impressed with the variety of treatments that work with this oldest of Christmas carols. Landon’s arrangement starts out traditionally, but then a moderate jazz tempo is introduced and brings the haunting melody right into the 21st century - a favorite! “Good King Wenceslas” seems to have made a come-back among instrumental artists with its sweet melody and spirit of generosity. Landon adds his own touches, but stays very true to the original melody - simple and very beautiful! “I Saw Three Ships” is a spirited dance with several key changes and tons of energy! I love the joyful interlude in the middle! “Away In a Manger” is the first carol many children learn and Landon maintains the childlike innocence of the song. He includes a passage of Brahms’ Lullaby as the interlude - a very charming touch! “Christmas Bells” is the second original piece on the album and is bright and energetic, dancing and swirling with joy. “We Three Kings” is another traditional carol that is adaptable to a very wide variety of musical styles. More rhythmically-complex than most of the pieces on the album, it’s a fascinating arrangement - and another favorite. Landon closes the album with an exceptional arrangement of “The Christmas Song” (aka “Chestnuts Roasting On an Open Fire”). Jazz chords and a relaxed jazz rhythm create warm and cozy holiday magic.

Louis Landon is an amazing pianist/composer/arranger, and "Peaceful Solo Piano Christmas 2" will add spirit, heart - and peace - to anyone’s Christmas holidays. Recommended!