George Winston ‎– December

Windham Hill Records ‎– L 38158, Windham Hill Records ‎– WH 1025
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Thanksgiving 4:40
A2 Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head 2:40
A3 Joy 3:13
A4 Prelude 1:16
A5 Carol Of The Bells 3:56
Night 5:47
A6.1 Snow 1:51
A6.2 Midnight 1:56
A6.3 Minstrels 2:00
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
B4 Peace 4:02

Companies, etc.



On Sleeve:
Track A1 inspired by friends and places of Miles City, Montana.

Track A2 an Appalachian carol of the late Eighteen Hundreds. Collected by the eminent folklorist John Jacob Niles.

Track A3 inspired by an arrangement by guitarist David Qualey.

Track A4 inspired by Vince Guaraldi.

Track A5 a Nineteenth Century Ukrainian carol.

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 Dalgish, from his album Thunderhead, on Flying Fish Records.

Track B1 composed circa 1699, the Kanon was originally an organ piece.

Track B2 an Eighteenth Century English carol based upon an earlier French carol.

Track B3 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 within children.

This recording was made direct to two-track using a Studer A 80 VU MK III half-inch recorder at thirty inches per second. No noise reduction was employed. KEF speakers were used for audio monitoring and referencing on this recording.

℗&© Windham Hill Records. Trademark owned by Windham Hill Records Inc., Stanford Calif., U.S.A. and used by Festival Records Pty. Limited, under authorization.
Manufactured and distributed under licence from A&M Records Inc., U.S.A. by Festival Records Pty. Limited, Australia.

On Labels:
℗& (C) 1982 Windham Hill Records Inc., U.S.A.
Made in Australia by Festival Records Pty. Ltd.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): SMX-61723
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): SMX-61724
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts Side A): SMX61723 P2G
  • Matrix / Runout (Runouts Side B): SMX61724 •W2B

Other Versions (5 of 53) 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, Album) 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