December is the fourth solo piano album from George Winston. It was recorded during the fall of 1982 and was released at the end of the year. It is a Christmas album, and more generally a tribute to the winter season. The album is a follow up to Autumn. December is Winston's highest-selling album, having been certified triple Platinum by the RIAA, signifying 3 million copies in shipment.
George Winston ~ December. December holds the distinction of single-handedly putting Windham Hill on the map and being the new age album most likely to find its way into music collections of all ilk. In spite of being relentlessly overplayed during the holidays, the solo piano recording has aged quite well. Winston shapes holiday war-horses and original compositions into a captivating contemporary statement. His spare, understated style captures the feel of the dark season, employing ample resonance to evoke a reflective spaciousness
George Winston – December. Label: Windham Hill Records – WH-1025. Format: Vinyl, LP, Album. Track A6 Part One: Snow 1:51 Part Two: Midnight 1:56 Part Three: Minstrels 2:00 Minstrels was inspired by St. Basil's Hymn, a traditional Greek children's New Year's carol based upon a rendition by Malcolm Dalglish, from his album Thunderhead, on Flying Fish Records. Track B1 composed circa 1699, the Kanon was originally an organ piece.
December (George Winston album), December is the fourth solo piano album from George Winston It was recorded during the fall of 1982 and was released at the end of the year It i.
The mother of all solo instrumental albums, and with good reason. Mixing traditional carols with Pachelbel's Canon and a few originals, Winston produces a solo piano album of unparalleled - and undeniable - beauty. How can music be simultaneously stirring and soothing, relaxed yet exalted? Millions have found the answer here, and an industry has spent decades trying to duplicate it.
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 northern 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. December George Winston. 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.
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|A2||Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head||2:40|
|A5||Carol Of The Bells||3:56|
|B1||Variations On The Kanon By Johann Pachelbel||5:21|
|B2||The Holly And The Ivy||4:52|
|B3||Some Children See Him||3:43|
|WH-1025||George Winston||December (LP, Album)||Windham Hill Records||WH-1025||US||1982|
|C28Y5002||George Winston||December (LP, Album)||Windham Hill Records||C28Y5002||Japan||1982|
|371 025-2||George Winston||December (CD, Album)||Windham Hill Records||371 025-2||Germany||1984|
|L 38158||George Winston||December (LP, Album)||Windham Hill Records||L 38158||New Zealand||1982|
|WHP-28005||George Winston||December (LP, Album)||Windham Hill Records||WHP-28005||Japan||1982|