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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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.
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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