Christmas Instrument

Caldara - Vaticini di Pace (Christmas Cantata); Sinfonia No. 5 & 6 (Mallon) (1996)

Caldara - Vaticini di Pace (Christmas Cantata); Sinfonia No. 5 & 6 (Mallon) (1996)
APE, IMG+CUE, LOG, Complete Artwork (jpg) => 274 MB | 65’26
EAC Rip | Classical/Sacred/Vocal | Label: Naxos | FServe/FSonic

… are the personages in this "Christmas Cantata" written in 1712 for performance at the Vatican. The notes with the CD suggest a burden of historical and political allusions in the libretto, quite interesting in their way but utterly imperceptible to modern ears. Really, the recitativos and arias of Caldara's Vaticini di Pace sound remarkably like Handel - the same broad but expressive melodies, the same robust instrumental accompaniment, the same treatment of the voice as a thing apart from the instruments, so unlike the hard-to-sing instrument-like vocal lines of JS Bach. To listeners of 1712, of course, it would have been vice-versa, Handel who sounded like Caldara, since Caldara was fifteen years older and well established.

Olivia Newton-John: Christmas Wish (2008 Edition with Bonus Track)  Music

Posted by BlondStyle at Dec. 30, 2009
Olivia Newton-John: Christmas Wish (2008 Edition with Bonus Track)

Olivia Newton-John: Christmas Wish (2008 Edition with Bonus Track)
Easy Listening, Christmas, Traditional, Vocal | EAC Rip | APE + CUE + LOG + Covers | 66 Min | 414,63 Mb
MP3 | 320 Kbps | Covers | 140,71 Mb
Label: Compass/ONJ Productions | Released: 2008

Four-time Grammy Award winner Olivia Newton-John returns with a beautiful holiday CD simply titled, Christmas Wish. The 23-track CD features thirteen glorious vocals and ten musical interludes, as well as performances by Grammy winners and nominees, Barry Manilow, Michael McDonald, Jon Secada, David Foster and JimBrickman, to name a few.
Galileo's Pendulum: Science, Sexuality, and the Body-Instrument Link (Suny Series in Science, Technology, and Society)(Repost)

Galileo's Pendulum: Science, Sexuality, and the Body-Instrument Link (Suny Series in Science, Technology, and Society) by Dusan I. Bjelic
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0791458822 | 222 Pages | PDF | 2.91 MB

VA - The Carols of Christmas (1996)  Music

Posted by aasana at Feb. 19, 2017
VA - The Carols of Christmas (1996)

Various Artists - The Carols of Christmas (1996)
Pop, New Age, World Fusion, Holidays | 1:11:34 | Mp3, 320 kbps | 163 MB
Label :Windham Hill Records | Year Of Release :1996

This is a more obvious and typically new age instrumental collection from such usual Windham Hill artists as George Winston, Michael Manring, Liz Story, and Michael Hedges. Alternating between keyboard and guitar-dominated washes of lush but well-crafted, rarely schmaltzy arrangements. Richard Stoltzman's marimba and clarinet-driven "Dona Nobis Pacem" stands out.

Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Nice_smile) at Feb. 19, 2017
Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture by Sheila Whiteley
English | 2008 | ISBN: 0748628088 | 232 Pages | PDF | 1.34 MB

VA - Christmas Remixed 2 (2005)  Music

Posted by aasana at Feb. 17, 2017
VA - Christmas Remixed 2 (2005)

Various Artists - Christmas Remixed 2 (2005)
Electronic, House, Downtempo | 45:59 mins | Mp3, 320 kbps | 105 MB
Label :Six Degrees Records | Year Of Release :2005

Pop Christmas songs are generally written out of a kind of deliberate nostalgia, appealing to the perceived listener's yearning for a gentler, simpler time when the holiday wasn't besieged by a blitz of ads, airport schedules, and credit card statements, a time when a gentle snowfall, some roasted chestnuts, and a sleigh ride were more than enough for a perfect holiday. The sort of instant nostalgia that is built into the DNA of songs like "White Christmas," "Jingle Bells," and countless other Christmas classics, coupled with the fact that they only appear on the airwaves in the holiday season, giving each listener ample opportunity to add on his own personal memories of past holidays to the song's cache, makes it especially difficult to drastically alter the arrangements of these treasured perennials without sounding glib or gimmicky. Christmas Remixed, Vol. 2, like its predecessor, manages to respectfully recast a dozen of these holiday classics as beat-heavy electronica without destroying much or any of the songs' built-in nostalgia, which is a feat by any measure.

VA - Christmas Eclectic (2003)  Music

Posted by aasana at Feb. 14, 2017
VA - Christmas Eclectic (2003)

Various Artists - Christmas Eclectic (2003)
Electronic, Trip-Hop, Lounge, Downtempo | 56:54 mins | Mp3, 320 kbps | 130 MB
Label :CD Baby | Year Of Release :2003

Eclectic Christmas is an album that began out of the desire for community and music around Christmas. Our hope is for community both for musicians and for audiences, and with the intent to create a space to reflect and celebrate Christmas together.

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by Jeembo at Feb. 13, 2017
Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days

Christmas Days: 12 Stories and 12 Feasts for 12 Days by Jeanette Winterson
English | 2016 | ISBN: 0802125832 | 240 Pages | EPUB | 13.5 MB

For years Jeanette Winterson has loved writing a new story at Christmas time and here she brings together twelve of her brilliantly imaginative, funny and bold tales, along with twelve delicious recipes for the Twelve Days of Christmas.

Eat In - Issue 12 - Christmas 2016  Magazines

Posted by crazy-slim at Feb. 11, 2017
Eat In - Issue 12 - Christmas 2016

Eat In - Christmas 2016
English | 76 pages | PDF | 48 MB

Handcrafted Christmas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Cookie Recipes to Make at Home  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by tarantoga at Feb. 11, 2017
Handcrafted Christmas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Cookie Recipes to Make at Home

Susan Waggoner, "Handcrafted Christmas: Ornaments, Decorations, and Cookie Recipes to Make at Home"
ISBN: 1617690562 | 2014 | EPUB | 144 pages | 13 MB