George Winston ‎– December

Windham Hill Records ‎– WD-1025
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1 Thanksgiving 4:04
2 Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head
Written-By [Appalachian Carol] – Traditional
3 Joy 3:13
4 Prelude 1:16
5 Carol Of The Bells
Written-By [Ukrainian Carol] – Traditional
Night (5:50)
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
9 Variations On The Kanon By Johann Pachelbel
Written-By – Johann Pachelbel
10 The Holy And The Ivy
Written-By [English Carol] – Trad.*
11 Some Children See Him
Composed By – Alfred S. Burt
12 Peace 4:02

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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 <U>Guitar Solo</U>, on Telefunken Records, 6.23413 (German Import).

Track 4 Inspired by Vince Guaraldi.

Track 5 A nineteenth century Ukrainian carol.

Track 6,
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 <U>Thunderhead</U>, on Flying Fish Records, (FF-266).

Track 9 Composed circa 1699, the Kanon was originally an organ piece.

Track 10 An eighteenth century English carol based upon an earlier French carol.

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.

Recorded in September and October of 1982 at Different Fur Recording, San Francisco, CA
Mastered at Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood, CA

Thanksgiving, Prelude, Snow, Midnight, and Peace composed by George Winston and published by Windham Hill Music/Dancing Cat Music (BMI)
Some Children See Him composed by A.S. Burt and published by Hollis Music Inc. (BMI)
All other pieces are in the public domain; arrangements by George Winston, published by Windham Hill Music/Dancing Cat Music (BMI)
Tracks 2, 5 & 10: P.D.

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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