My seasonal album, “Winter” (2013) is a collection of seasonal favorites. Most of the tracks are solo piano, but the CD features collaborations with Leslie Anne Nielsen on celtic flute, Heidi Mausbach on cello, and Doug Powell on didgeridoo. All original arrangements and one new original composition, the title track “Winter”. From the liner notes:
I have loved this season for as long as I can remember. When choosing pieces for this collection, my goal was to balance the depth of meaning of this singular season with the pure stillness of winter. Holiday tunes evoke so many memories of growing up, singing around the piano and caroling through neighborhoods. I offer some of these musical memories, while exploring new settings of the pieces. In short, it is a grown-up Christmas reflection. Warmth of the season to you…wherever it may find you, whatever your beliefs may be. May love and peace come to all.
Walking in the Air (Blake/arr. Marvel)
The First Noel (arr. Marvel)
Coventry Carol – featuring Heidi Mausbach, cello (arr. Marvel/Mausbach)
Arran Boat Song/Holly and the Ivy – featuring Leslie Anne Harrison, flute (arr. Marvel/Harrison)
Track List: 1. Three Good Kings 2. O Holy Night 3. Walking in the Air 4. Arran Boat Song/Holly and the Ivy (featuring Leslie Anne Harrison, flute) 5. O Come O Come/Lo, How A Rose 6. Coventry Carol (featuring Heidi Mausbach, cello) 7. Winter 8. Little Didge Boy (featuring Doug Powell, didgeridoo) 9. In the Bleak Midwinter/O Sanctissima 10. The First Noel 11. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas 12. Silent Night (featuring Elena Marvel) 13. Auld Lang Syne