Lynn Tredeau | Snowlight (A Christmas Memory)

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Snowlight (A Christmas Memory)

by Lynn Tredeau

Beautiful Solo Piano arrangements of traditional Christmas music sprinkled with Original Compositions that are sure to become new holiday favorites.
Genre: New Age: Solo Instrumental
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1. Snowlight
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2. Angels We Have Heard On High
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3. Silent Night
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4. Ukrainian Carol
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5. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas
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6. Colors of a Winter Night
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7. Hark the Herald Angels Sing
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8. A Child's Christmas Prayer
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9. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
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10. Coventry Carol
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11. Pines Dressed in Winter
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12. We Three Kings
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13. Holly and the Ivy
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14. O Holy Night
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Christmas is very special to my husband and myself, so releasing a Christmas Album was a joyful project. Music is an important part of my life on every day, but during the Christmas season, it becomes as essential as breathing.

SnowLight is an album that I have wanted to release all my life and has been in the works for twenty years. Many of the standard carols have evolved from arrangements I created for students. There are also several original compositions that I hope become new Christmas favorites for you.

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

Just like most musicians, I compose from my heart and soul. Every song tells a story. I have spent a lifetime playing and loving other peoples stories. Now it is time for me to share my life through my music.

My Debut Album ECHOES OF LIFE, currently sits at #3 on the One World Music Radio top 100 chart.

Music has always been my joy in good times and my solace in bad times, but raising a family became my passion and the kids activities filled my days. I stole those occasional afternoons to play, but for the most part, music waited patiently for me to return.

When my children grew into adults, my dream of owning a grand piano became a reality. Music once again became an all consuming passion. I spent many years teaching and I was privileged to share my love of music with countless others. Up to this point in my life, the music part of my brain was a one way valve. I took in music that had been lovingly created by others, but I hadn't yet discovered that those little melodies that I hummed to myself could blossom into something larger. But the day came when I decided it was time to share the music within.

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Darla Bower

Reviewed By Enlightened Piano Radio
SnowLight A Christmas Memory is a festive kick-off to the fast approaching Christmas holiday season. This album is a combination of Mrs. Tredeau’s arrangements of traditional Christmas carols and her own compositions. This album boasts of melodic rearrangements of favorite Christmas carols but yet invokes a joyful reflection of Christmas season’s past and present with delicate enticement. Each piece has a surprising and different interpretation of classic Christmas carols while showcasing gentle artistry. Several of my favorite Christmas carols are found in this seasonal presentation. The title and CD cover give the impression of fond memories of Christmas past. I am told the photo was developed by Mrs. Tredeau’s son. Each arrangement was appealing to me for their quiet melodic structure and “playability” which will appeal to both music students and musicians alike.
There are several carols on SnowLight that stood out to me. The first track and also the title track of the CD is a wistfully sweet melodic composition. SnowLight begins by whispering a gentle treble flow and continues to give the picture of rhythmic falling snow throughout. I think this piece will become a favorite to play and enjoy year-round. SnowLight lights the way into a magical music journey. My absolute favorite on this CD is Hark the Herald Angels Sing – the intro in this piece foretells an unexpected arrangement of this carol in B flat Major. I loved it! Pines Dressed in Winter evoked the image of pine tree’s flocked with snow even though Mrs. Tredeau said she wrote this piece in the middle of summer. The song does give the listener the imagery that was intended flowing into the upper register which reminded me of tall snow laden pine trees. Colors of a Winter Night is a song about the Northern Lights from her time spent living in Alaska. This piece captures the brilliant colors of each note played in F minor giving a musical portrait of the Northern Lights—loved this one as well. Mrs. Tredeau’s use of both the upper and lower register throughout this CD really drew me in as a listener.
This project has been a wonderful and amazing experience according to Mrs. Tredeau. While doing Christmas arrangements for her students, she decided to do her own compositions and arrangements for a Christmas album. I am so glad she did! This delightful CD will be a welcomed addition to any friend or family gathering of Christmas celebration or even for quiet reflection of holiday solitude. I highly recommend this CD. SnowLight A Christmas Memory is available at: lynntredeau.com, Amazon, CD Baby and iTunes. ‘Tis the season to turn up the volume and enjoy SnowLight A Christmas Memory.
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Kathy Parsons

From MainlyPiano
"SnowLight (A Christmas Memory)" is the second solo piano release from Idaho pianist/composer Lynn Tredeau. The fourteen tracks include Tredeau’s arrangements of ten traditional Christmas carols and four originals. All fourteen pieces are peaceful and reflective, evoking images of the quiet tranquility of fresh snow sparkling in the sun (or moon). The music also expresses the warm feelings that permeate holidays that are spent with loved ones as well as the shared memories that bond families and dear friends together. The traditional carols are well-chosen and while the arrangements are original, the songs are all very recognizable and not “too” different from how most people expect to hear them. There is nothing flashy about her interpretations - they are beautiful, graceful, and very gentle. The four original compositions continue in this elegant style, and I think they are the highlights of the album.

"SnowLight" begins with the title track, one of the originals. It paints a picture of a Christmas tree decorated with plain white lights - a beloved symbol of the season. Much of the piece is played in the upper octaves of the piano, creating a sparkling effect. “Angels We Have Heard On High” is played a little slower than you usually hear it, giving it a delicate and peaceful feeling. “Ukranian Carol” (aka “Carol of the Bells”) can be one of the more energetic and powerful Christmas carols, but Tredeau has chosen to make her arrangement more peaceful, subdued, and even a bit haunting. “Jolly Old Saint Nicholas” is the only “Santa” song on the album, but it fits in perfectly, expressing the wishes and hopes of a child. “Colors of a Winter Night” is the second original composition, another beauty. Light and delicate, the bittersweet melody is both wistful and dreamy - a favorite! “A Child’s Christmas Prayer” reflects on the fact that there are things a child wants for Christmas that Santa cannot bring - requests that can only be made through prayer. The simple melody and heartfelt expression convey the hopes and dreams of innocence. “Coventry Carol” is one of my favorite carols. I love the haunting quality it has, and Tredeau has captured it elegantly and effectively. “Pines Dressed in Winter” is one of the most popular pieces from Tredeau’s earlier release, "Echoes of Life," and it fits perfectly on this album as well. “Holly and the Ivy” is another favorite of mine, and Tredeau keeps the simple melody uncluttered yet expressive and sweetly innocent. Other titles include “Silent Night,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” “We Three Kings,” and “O Holy Night.”

If you are looking for a new solo piano Christmas album this year, "SnowLight" could be just what you’re looking for!
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