George Winston ‎– December

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Compass Productions ‎– 53448, Dancing Cat Records ‎– 53448
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1 Thanksgiving 4:04
2 Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Written-By [Appalachian Carol] – Traditional
2:40
3 Joy 3:13
4 Prelude 1:16
5 Carol Of The Bells
Engineer – Karen KirschWritten-By [Ukrainian Carol] – Traditional
9:47
Night
6 Night Part One: Snow 1:51
7 Night Part Two: Midnight 1:56
8 Night Part Three: Minstrels
Arranged By – Malcolm DalglishWritten-By [Greek Children's New Year's Carol] – Traditional
2:00
9 Variations On The Kanon By Johann Pachelbel
Engineer – Karen KirschWritten-By – Johann Pachelbel
5:21
10 The Holy And The Ivy
Written-By [English Carol] – Trad.*
4:52
11 Some Children See Him
Composed By – Alfred S. Burt
3:43
12 Peace 4:02
Bonus Tracks
13 A Christmas Song
Composed By – John BarryEngineer – Howard JohnstonEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Adam Muñoz, Justin Lieberman, Nancy Scharlau-Murman*, Tyler CrowderProducer – Cathy Econom, Howard Johnston
2:19
14 Sleep Baby Mine
Composed By – Alfred Burt*Engineer – Howard JohnstonEngineer [Additional Engineering] – Adam Muñoz, Justin Lieberman, Nancy Scharlau-Murman*, Tyler CrowderProducer – Cathy Econom, Howard Johnston
4:08

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Track 1 Inspired by friends and places of Miles City, Montana.

Track 2 An Appalachian carol of the late eighteen hundreds. Collected by the eminent folklorist John Jacob Niles.

Track 3 Inspired by an arrangement by guitarist David Qualey, from his album "Guitar Solo", on Telefunken Records, 6.23413 (German Import).

Track 4 Inspired by Vince Guaraldi. (1928-1976)

Track 5 A nineteenth century Ukrainian carol. This version was inspired by the Billings, Montana winters.

Night
Track 6: Part One: Snow
Track 7: Part Two: Midnight
Track 8: Part Three: Minstrels
Minstrels was inspired by St. Basil's Hymn, a traditional Greek Children's New Year's carol based upon a rendition by Malcolm Dalgish, from his album "Thunderhead", on Flying Fish Records, (FF-266).

Track 9 Composed circa 1699, the Kanon may have originated as a solo pipe organ piece.

Track 10 An eighteenth century English carol, based upon an earlier French carol. The middle section was partly influenced by the great modern composer Steve Reich.

Track 11 Composed in 1951 by jazz trumpeter Alfred S. Burt (1921 - 1954). Some Children See Him was one of fifteen carols written as gifts for friends. The piece was originally a song with lyrics by Wilha Hutson expressing the unconditional love present in children.

Track 12 Inspired by the composed Dominic Frontiere's soundtracks for the first year of the television series "The Outer Limits" from 1962-1963.

Track 13 This somg was originally a choral piece from the beautiful score of the 1972 film "The Last Valley".

Track 14 Composed in 1949, inspired by the birth of his daughter.

Recorded in September and October of 1982.
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Thanksgiving, Prelude, Snow, Midnight, and Peace composed by George Winston and published by Dancing Cat Music/Imaginary Road Music (BMI), administered by Wixen Music.
Some Children See Him published by Hollis Music Inc. (BMI)
Rest Your Head, Joy, Carol of the Bells, Minstrels, Variations on the Kanon by Pachelbel, and The Holly and the Ivy are in the public domain; published by Dancing Cat Music/Imaginary Road Music (BMI), administered by Wixen Music.
A Christmas Song published by Universal-MCA Music Publishing (ASCAP).
Sleep Baby Mine published by Hollis Music Inc. (BMI).

Special thanks to Steven Miller and Cathy Econom for their valuable contributions in production.

℗©2010 Compass Productions.
Made in Canada.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 96471 00530 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Top): 53448 AB03488 Made in Canada
  • Matrix / Runout: C0-ARC-2899-11496A
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 9B80

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WH-1025 George Winston December(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WH-1025 US 1982 Sell This Version
C28Y5002 George Winston December(LP) Windham Hill Records C28Y5002 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
371 025-2 George Winston December(CD, Album) Windham Hill Records 371 025-2 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
WHP-28005 George Winston December(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records WHP-28005 Japan 1982 Sell This Version
C-1025 George Winston December(LP, Album) Windham Hill Records C-1025 US 1982 Sell This Version

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