Piano Stylings of Earl Wentz: Traditional Christma[CD]
~ Earl Wentz
Acclaimed pianist Earl Wentz brings his inimitable touch to over 50 of your favorite Christmas songs in this two-volume CD. You'll hum along and smile as you listen to this accomplished artist as he makes the keyboard come alive on such traditional songs as Silent Night, It Came Upon A Midnight Clear, Jingle Bells, We Three Kings, Deck the Halls, Joy to the World, and such classics as Ave Maria and O Holy Night. Over 50 Christmas songs from England, America, Germany, Sweden, Poland, France, and other countries, representing the joyous musical heritage that is Christmas, are included in this special edition CD from Sixpence, Inc. Over two hours of music that will fill you with the spirit of Christmas! Earl Wentz began his professional career at the age of 12 and his performances-in every medium-have taken him to 48 states. He has worked as pianist, organist, actor, singer, director, conductor, arranger, composer, and teacher. Earl's credits include guest appearances with the Nashville, Charleston, Glenn Miller, and Jan Garber Orchestras and at such varied venues as the Fontainbleau Hotel in Miami, the Greenbrier, and the United Nations. Currently, in addition to composing and performing, he coaches and teaches vocal technique privately. He is also music and artistic director for the ongoing American Composer Series, which he created in 2000. ---------------------------------------- 'My absolute favorite new Christmas recording. Unexpectedly delightful. Elegant, sophisticated and wonderfully entertaining. Could be used as background music at a fabulous Chrismas soiree, but what a waste that would be -- Sit and really listen, and you will have a great time.' ---James E. Morgan Producing Artistic Director The York Theatre Company New York, NY 'Great playing.' '[Earl Wentz's] virtuosic approach...has merit. I especially like the arpeggiated opening figures [in O Holy Night] and the way [Wentz] articulate[s] the melody over those....The arrangement builds well...the dynamic contrasts...are well done...' ---TAXI Please scroll down for more reviews and customer comments.
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