Windham Hill Celebrates 'Night Before' Xmas
Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4.Windham Hill will release its latest seasonal compilation, "The Night Before Christmas," on Oct. 4. The 14-track set features new recordings from such enduring label acts as George Winston, Philip Aaberg, Jim Brickman, Alex DeGrassi, Barbara Higbie and Windham Hill founder Will Ackerman.
The label's 2004 compilation, "I'll Be Home for Christmas," reached No. 2 on Billboard's Top New Age Albums chart and No. 23 on the Top Holiday Albums tally. The set featured tracks from Winston, Brickman, Aaberg and Liz Story.
Meanwhile, although the full itinerary has not yet been unveiled, the label's annual Winter Solstice Tour has begun confirming select dates. The Darol Anger/Mike Marshal Duo will team with Tuck & Patti for six shows, beginning Dec. 2 in Elgin, Ill.
Here is the track list for “The Night Before Christmas”:
“Angels We Have Heard on High,” Paul McCandless
“Wassail Song,” Philip Aaberg
“Silent Night,” Barbara Higbie
“O Tannenbaum,” Jim Brickman
“Good King Wenceslas,” Alex DeGrassi
“Morning Has Broken,” Jeff Johnson and Brian Dunning
“O Thou Joyful/O Little Town of Bethlehem,” Philip Aaberg
“The First Noel,” Tim Story
“It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” Giovanna Imbesi
“Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” Steve Erquiaga
“Walking in the Air,” Fred Simon
“The Green Trees of Winter,” Will Ackerman
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” Tracy Silverman
“Cherry Tree Carol,” George Winston