Joshua Messick | Hammered Dulcimer Christmas

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Hammered Dulcimer Christmas

by Joshua Messick

Hammered Dulcimer Christmas featuring acoustic instrumental music for the holiday spirit.
Genre: Holiday: Spiritual
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1. Joy to the World / Angels We Have Heard On High / Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
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2. Carol of the Bells
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3. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
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4. Silent Night
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5. Patapan
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6. Christmastime Fantasia (Deck the Halls)
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7. The First Snowfall
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8. O Holy Night
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9. I Saw Three Ships / Good Christian Men, Rejoice
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10. What Child Is This?
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11. The Wexford Carol
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12. O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
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13. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
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Downloads are available as MP3-320 files.

ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
No matter where you find yourself this Christmas season, the masterful and magical touch of Joshua Messick’s hammered dulcimer music will transport you to places of hope, joy, wonder, and love: Majestic mountaintops where snowflakes whirl wildly and mysteriously around you. A dusty den where one candle still glows and well-worn stockings embrace childhood memories. A vast, lonely desert where stars guide and comfort you through their ancient, ebony skies. A crowded city street where sounds shift into song and strangers smile like friends. Where once again, the whole world sounds as it should: Sweet, soft, sacred, and sublime.

Hammered Dulcimer Info
Joshua plays the Jerry Read Smith 5-Octave Grande Concertmaster with Dampers Hammered Dulcimer. Joshua created these arrangements during his stay at Jerry Read Smith’s Perelandra Studio in Asheville, NC, and he customized the songs to use the 5-octave range. The hammered dulcimer is presented with acoustic authenticity without overdubs or digital effects.

Special Thanks
Mom and Dad, Thank you for the Christmas memories that helped inspire this album. Jerry Read Smith, Thank you for believing in me. Max Dyer, Your cello music is inspirational and healing in my life.
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Credits
Produced by Joshua Messick
Arrangements by Joshua Messick © 2014
Engineered, Mixed, and Mastered by Randy Wills at Exceptions Studios
Cello by Max Dyer
Percussion by River Guerguerian
Piccolo by Rita Hayes
Photography by Lynne Harty
Artwork and Design by Katie Moritz

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