Ryan’s popular seasonal album from 2013
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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.