Music for the Holidays from Strings Attached show

Music for the Holidays from Strings Attached

Summary: Holiday music from Will Taylor and Strings Attached. This year we tell you the stories behind many popular carols with music from A Mandolin Christmas.

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  The liner notes to A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 read aloud by mandolinist Karen Mal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

The liner notes to A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2 read aloud by mandolinist Karen Mal Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2   Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com Read episode notes here: https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/bring-torch-from-new-mandolin-christmas.html AVAILABLE ON Spotify b.link/karenwillspotify ~~Apple Music b.link/karenwillitunes ~~Amazon b.link/karenwillamazon ~~DOWNLOAD FROM WILL b.link/karenwillbc ~~CD b.link/karenwillcds Follow us on Facebook We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family. Here are the links to do that: Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season? For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00 Want to match us and make this more fun and effective? Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.  For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500 Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time.. Liner notes Follow Karen & Will: FACEBOOK SPOTIFY PANDORA APPLE MUSIC AMAZON GOOGLE DEEZER axtcrhb8

 Sliding into Winter Solstice an essay from mandolinist Karen Mal | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

One half of the Mandolin Christmas duo wrote an essay about the Winter Solstice. Enjoy and share with friends. Karen and I are thrilled to present to you the 3rd in our series of acoustic holiday albums A Mandolin Christmas, Vol. 2   Buy it at AMandolinChristmas.com Read episode notes here: https://christmassongsmusicandcarols.blogspot.com/2018/11/bring-torch-from-new-mandolin-christmas.html AVAILABLE ON Spotify b.link/karenwillspotify ~~Apple Music b.link/karenwillitunes ~~Amazon b.link/karenwillamazon ~~DOWNLOAD FROM WILL b.link/karenwillbc ~~CD b.link/karenwillcds Follow us on Facebook We’d like to invite you to let our record shine its light in your holiday atmosphere.  It’s a great accompaniment to preparing holiday meals, visiting with friends and family. Here are the links to do that: Want to help us get the word out and get this music playing everywhere we can this season? For every 1 paragraph or more positive review of our new album, we will donate $1 to Strings Attached Cares up to $1000.00 Want to match us and make this more fun and effective? Post your review on any of the digital outlets, your social media, or email us at will@willtaylor.com Include the amount you'd like to match for other reviews, and your limit, and you’re all set.  For example: “I'll donate $5 to Strings Attached Cares for every review submitted to Will a will@willtaylor.com , up to $500 Let’s raise $$$ for Strings Attached cares and help promote A Mandolin Christmas at the same time.. Liner notes Follow Karen & Will: FACEBOOK SPOTIFY PANDORA APPLE MUSIC AMAZON GOOGLE DEEZER axtcrhb8

 God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown
 Hark the Herald | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing" is a Christmas carol that first appeared in 1739 in the collection Hymns and Sacred Poems. Its lyrics had been written by Charles Wesley. Wesley had requested and received slow and solemn music for his lyrics, not the joyful tune expected today. Moreover, Wesley's original opening couplet is "Hark! how all the welkin rings / Glory to the King of Kings". - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged t

 Auld Lang Syne | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown
 What Child Is This | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music. Want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? "What Child Is This?" is a Christmas carol whose lyrics were written by William Chatterton Dix, in 1865. At the time of composing the carol, Dix worked as an insurance company manager and had been struck by a severe illness. While recovering, he underwent a spiritual renewalthat led him to write several hymns, including lyrics to this carol that was subsequently set to the tune of "Greensleeves", a traditional English folk song. Although it was written in Great Britain, the carol is more popular in the United States than in its country of origin today.[1] - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen

 We Three Kings | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... "We Three Kings", also known as "We Three Kings of Orient Are" or "The Quest of the Magi", is a Christmas carol that was written by John Henry Hopkins, Jr. in 1857. At the time of composing the carol, Hopkins served as the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and he wrote the carol for a Christmas pageant in New York City. Many versions of this song have been composed and it remains a popular Christmas carol. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming

 Away in a Manger / Silent Night from Mandolin Christmas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... "Away in a Manger" is a Christmas carol first published in the late nineteenth century and used widely throughout the English-speaking world. In Britain, it is one of the most popular carols; a 1996 Gallup Poll ranked it joint second. Although it was long claimed to be the work of German religious reformer Martin Luther, the carol is now thought to be wholly American in origin. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in thei

 O Come All Ye Faithful | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown
 O Christmas Tree | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... "O Tannenbaum" (German: [oː ˈtanənbaʊm]; "O fir tree", English: “O Christmas Tree”) is a German Christmas song. Based on a traditional folk song, it became associated with the traditional Christmas tree by the early 20th century and sung as a Christmas carol. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos

 O Little Town of Bethlehem - The Holly and the Ivy | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown
 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear" (1849) – sometimes rendered as "It Came Upon a Midnight Clear" – is a poem and Christmas carolwritten by Edmund Sears, pastor of the Unitarian Church in Wayland, Massachusetts. Sears' lyrics are most commonly set to one of two melodies: "Carol," composed by Richard Storrs Willis, or "Noel," adapted from an English melody. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden

 Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (lit., "A rose has sprung up"), is a Christmas carol and Marian Hymn of German origin. It is most commonly translated in English as Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming, and sometimes as A Spotless Rose. The rose in the text is a symbolic reference to the Virgin Mary, and the hymn makes reference to the Old Testament prophecies of Isaiah which in Christian interpretation foretell the Incarnation of Christ, and to the Tree of Jesse, a traditional symbol of the lineage of Jesus. Because of its prophetic theme, the song is popular during the Christian season of Advent. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, a

 Joy to the World from Karen Mal and Will Taylor | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... "Joy to the World" is a popular Christmas carol. The words are by English hymn writer Isaac Watts, based on Psalm 98, 96:11-12 and Genesis 3:17-18, in the Bible. The song was first published in 1719 in Watts' collection; The Psalms of David: Imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state and worship. "The paraphrase is Watts' Christological interpretation. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots

 In the Bleak Midwinter | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: Unknown

Christmas and Holiday Music from Karen Mal & Will Taylor Read about,  listen to and support our music below. You listened to it free, but it wasn't free to make this music...so in this new world of the "free music, want to help out, do your part to support our continued creation of great acoustic music? Read below or just signup to get all of our music as a patron of Strings Attached See more about it here.... "In the Bleak Midwinter" is a Christmas carol based on a poem by the English poet Christina Rossetti. The poem was published, under the title "A Christmas Carol", in the January 1872 issue of Scribner's Monthly. - From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally!​SPOTIFY - Coming soFree Pick of the WeekOr buy it in AUSTIN texas at Waterloo Records Buy the CD with any credit cardITUNESMP3'S or WAV files direct from the artistCall 512-589-8749 to order by phone.Call me and I'll write a note and send it to them personally! ​SPOTIFYAMAZONThe story behind Austin for Christmas All of the songs in this collection were favorites of my mother.  She loved filling the house with Christmas decorations, smells of  many varieties of cookies baking, which she'd arrange in spectacular colorful gift trays, and of course Christmas music draped over the top of everything. She'd play the vinyl records on our massive stereo which was as long as our dining room table,.and she'd be as happy as we'd ever see her all year. Her happiness in itself was the best part of the season. It was contagious and it was fleeting. In our household, Christmas music represented the hope of another year, maybe a better year, and a momentary suspension of all things worrisome or sorrowful.    "Yuletide by the fireside and joyful memories there." We chose the songs with an underlying theme of togetherness. No matter where you fall on the religious/ spiritual spectrum, holidays are a time of connection.  Of reunion and reflectionand gratitude. And being together as the bustling world mercifully grinds to a halt, creating a glow in the darkness of the long nights of winter.  - KAREN MAL The story behind A Mandolin Christmas A jazz musician, a folk artist, 20 fingers pulling 14 strings & 19 ancient melodies that time has polished. A Mandolin Christmas        Deep in the throes of the hottest summer on record in Austin,  TX, Karen Mal and Will Taylor decided to make a Christmas album. It was a 112-degree "Silent Night" in their un-airconditioned recording studio in August. Even the cat was sweating.      The couple had collaborated on many musical projects; his, hers, and their ensemble's, but a "Mandolin Christmas" is purely a duet in every sense of the word.  It's a dance between two partners: the mandolin and the classical guitar.  And that's it.  Karen and Will are perhaps better-known as vocalist and violinist, respectively, but as the tracks blossomed, the two instruments just didn't seem to want any company. There's a simple elegance in the combination that makes for a classic record.      "A Mandolin Christmas" is also a duet between traditional folk music and jazz.  The music includes pristine old-style classical arrangements, and also subtle and playful jazz harmonizations, weaving around familiar melodies that sound like home.   You can practically smell the sugar cookies coming out of the oven, see the kitchen windows steaming up.       Even the packaging is a duet. Karen staged the shots in their vegetable garden. That's a real Calabacita squash with the bow on it. (we ate it for Thanksgiving) Will took the photos and fit everything into the artwork templates.&

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