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Liz Story Songs of Christmas

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Liz Story Songs of Christmas presents all of Liz's holiday music in a single collection, 29 tracks in all. It includes all 14 tracks from Liz's beloved holiday album The Gift as well as 15 remastered holiday songs that appeared on Windham Hill collections over the years. This is the first time that all of Liz's holiday music is available in one place, by streaming and digital download.

This compilation ℗2023 Sony Music Entertainment in cooperation with Story Duke Music, Jazz Bird Records, and The Omomuki Foundation.

Produced by Geoffrey Hoefer and Kathryn Veditz

Date of Release: November 24, 2023

Album cover design: Kathryn Veditz

Photo credit: Ken Howard

Track Listing & Liner Notes
All arrangements by Liz Story except #29.

 1.  Joy to the World

      Composed by Isaac Watts

      From Windham Hill ‎– Winter Solstice On Ice (1999)

 2.  Deck the Halls

      Traditional Welsh Christmas Carol

      From A Windham Hill Christmas (2002)

 3.  Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabelle / When Blossoms Flowered 'Mid The Snows

      Traditional French Carol / Composed by Pietro Yon 

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass

      From The Gift (1994)

 4.  Il Est Né Le Divin Enfant / Immaculate Mary

      Traditional French Carol / Traditional Melody of Lourdes

      From The Gift (1994)

 5.  Snowfall

      Composed by Liz Story

      From A Winter's Solstice VI (1997)

 6.  Greensleeves

      Traditional Renaissance Ballad

      From A Winter's Solstice (1985)

 7.  Pange Lingua / A Hymn To The Virgin

      Trappist Chant-Benediction / Anonymous

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass

      From The Gift (1994)

 8.  Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

      Composed by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass

      From The Gift (1994)

 9.  Once In Royal David's City

      Composed by Henry Gauntlett

      From The Carols of Christmas  II — A Windham Hill Sampler (1997)

10. O Come, O Come Emmanuel / Personent Hodie

      Traditional Christian Plainchant / Traditional Swedish/Finnish Carol

      From The Gift (1994)

11. Sacred Nights

      Composed by Liz Story

      From Communion With God — A Windham Hill Collection (2000)

12. We Three Kings Of Orient Are

      Composed by John Henry Hopkins Jr.

      From The Gift (1994)

13. In The Bleak Midwinter / O Sanctissima

      Traditional English Carol / Traditional Sicilian and Latin Hymn

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass

      From The Gift (1994)

14. Pavane
      Composed by Peter Warlock

      Performed with Dickran Atamian

      From A Winter's Solstice III (1990)

15. Simple Gifts

      Traditional Shaker Song

      From The Carols of Christmas: A Windham Hill Collection (1996)

 16. Angels We Have Heard On High

       Traditional French Carol

      From The Gift (1994)

17. The Christmas Song

      Composed by Mel Torme and Robert Wells

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass

      From The Gift (1994)

 

18. Pieds En L'Aire   

      Composed by Peter Warlock

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass

      From The Renaissance Album (1998)

19. Serenade

      Composed by Liz Story

      From Sun Dance - Summer Solstice A Windham Hill Collection (1999)

20. Menuett No. 6

      Composed by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

      From The Mozart Variations — A Windham Hill Collection (1999)

21. Conversations With God

      Composed by Liz Story

      From Conversations With God — A Windham Hill Collection Disc 1 (1997)

22. O Come Little Children / We'll Dress The House

      Composed by Johann A. Peter Schulz / Alfred Burt and Wihla Hutson

      From The Gift (1994)

23. Babe Is Born / Enter The Stable Gently

      Traditional English Carol / Traditional Spanish Carol

      From Windham Hill — A Winter Solstice Reunion (1998)

24. Greensleeves

      Traditional Renaissance Ballad

      From The Gift (1994)

25. Wassail Song (Here We Come, A-Wassailing)

      Traditional English Carol

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass

      From The Gift (1994)

26. The Truth From Above / O King Of Light And Splendor

      Traditional English Carol / Hans Hasler and Johann Sebastian Bach

      With Joel DiBartolo on acoustic bass
      From The Gift (1994)

27. O Joyful Day / O Little Town Of Bethlehem

      Traditional / Composed by Lewis Redner 

      From A Windham Hill Christmas — The Night Before Christmas (2005)

 

28. Salve Regina / O Holy Night

      Traditional Marion Hymn / Composed by Adolphe Charles Adam
      From The Gift (1994)

29. Ubi Caritas

      Traditional Plainchant

      Set by Maurice Duruflé

      Performed by The St. Charles Borromeo Choir with Liz Story

      Conducted by Paul Salamunovich

      From Part of Fortune (1988)

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