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Fred McKinnon Releases “Silent Evening – Christmas Piano Instrumental”
“Silent Evening – Christmas Piano Instrumental” is a brand new instrumental album that was released this month by Fred McKinnon, Pianist & Composer. Fred was the original founder of TheWorshipCommunity.Com and has been involved in music ministry, worship top, and arranging, composing, and generating music for decades.
The album launched November 30th and spent two days in the “Top 100” on Apple iTunes “Holiday” charts and debuted this week at #10 on Billboard Magazine’s “New Age” charts.
“Silent Night” is the extended-awaited Christmas piano instrumental by Fred McKinnon. It is his fifth piano instrumental general. The album characteristics two original compositions, like “The 1st Snow” and “The Coronation”.
Other favored, conventional Christmas carols are integrated to make this album a diverse group of original and conventional Christmas songs with distinct arrangements.
Have Oneself A Merry Small Christmas
What Youngster is This
O Come All Ye Faithful
The 1st Snow
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Carol of the Bells Medley
The album starts with Fred’s personal, jazzy arrangement of “Have Oneself a Merry Small Christmas” which is confident to place you in the Christmas spirit instantly.
The title song, “Silent Night”, is one particular of the songs on this album that is strictly solo piano with no accompanying instruments. This peaceful arrangement has a sweet, lullaby really feel and is worshipful and reverent.
“What Youngster Is This” is one particular of Fred’s favored Christmas carols. It is one particular of the classics and characteristics a attractive waltz arrangement with string bass and violins.
Returning back to the easy, solo piano, Fred performs his arrangement of “O Come All Ye Faithful”.
Subsequent on the album is one particular of two original compositions by Fred McKinnon. “The 1st Snow” was initially recorded as an episode in Fred McKinnon’s “Worship Interludes Podcast” which is a solo piano instrumental podcast featuring soft instrumental music for prayer, meditation, worship, and relaxation.
“God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen / Carol of the Bells Medley” is a exciting, jazz arrangement that Fred arranged years ago to play through the “walk in” occasions just before their Christmas solutions at his church. It is been a regular in the pre-service music for lots of years and is exceptionally exciting to play. It begins out with a jazz rendition of the conventional carol, “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” and then moves into a quick rendition of “Carol of the Bells” – “TSO” (Trans Siberian Orchestra) style!
Particular guest guitarist, James Luna, tends to make an look on this track with amazing guitar operate and an extremely tasteful jazz solo just before Fred requires the lead on his personal jazz piano solo.
The final piece, “The Coronation” characteristics complete orchestra and was composed many years ago as an open to the Christmas Eve solutions at a nearby church exactly where Fred worked.
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