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Rhapsody of Christmas II

The artistry of Linda Mckechnie’s arrangements and piano stylings with the Don Marsh orchestra draws the listener to discover the familiar and the new. Experience Christmas with the unique combination of carols from around the world and classical music; the magical dance-like strains of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker woven with He is Born and Angels From the Realms of Glory; the lullaby of Away in a Manger with the haunting, compelling melody of Satie’s Gymnopedic#1; the high spirited Here We Come A-Caroling; the expressive solo piano of Sweet Little Jesus Boy; Linda’s introspective, original melody of Enjoying the Moment; and the syncopated surprises in Simple Gifts. Linda’s musical sensitivity brings an ambiance of passion, joy, and reflection.

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For other options in performing these piano arrangements, review the categories under "published music"- to include CD tracks, orchestrations, and other instruments such as organ, treble instruments, and handbells.

 

A Word from Linda

I sincerely hope that as you progress through this website, I may reflect a strong witness to my Christian faith and be an encouragement to you through my recordings on CD, or through the keyboard music and orchestrations that are now available from these recordings for you to perform.

About LInda

Linda grew up in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, in a very musical family and started playing the piano at the age of four. As a 2nd grader, Linda remembers accompanying her 2nd grade class for their Christmas program. Unusual as it might seem, she loved to practice, play by ear, compose her own melodies, and had a real passion to express her young Christian faith through the hymns and choruses of the church.
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  1. Ring Chrismas Bells, Ukranian carol, with Sing We Now of Christmas, French carol
  2. He Is Born with Dance of the Reed Flutes from Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
  3. How Far Is It to Bethlehem, Czechoslavakian carol, with Jesu, Joy by Bach
  4. Here We Come A-Caroling, English Carol, with Rondo by John Bull
  5. Away in a Manger with Gymnopedie #1 by Satie
  6. Sweet Little Jesus Boy by Robert MacGimsey
  7. Come, All Ye Shepherds, Moravian melody, with The First Noel, French carol
  8. Angels From the Realms of Glory with March from Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky
  9. Love Came Down at Christmas, Irish melody, with Berceuse by Faure
  10. What Child Is This?, English melody
  11. Enjoying the Moment, original by Linda McKechnie
  12. Simple Gifts, Shaker tune

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