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street date: 11/17/2004

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The players:
Michael Aukofer
(guitar, percussion/drum set, lap dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, melodica, chime lyres, accordion, marimba, mando-cello, kalimba, boomwhackers, autoharp, harmonica, kazoos)
David Dibbern (bass, guitar, mandola)
Jeanne Anne Aukofer (woodwinds, chime lyres, melodica)
Rob Loren (violin, viola, mandolin)

Produced by: Michael Aukofer
Engineered and Mixed by: Russ Long
Mastered by: Hank Williams at Mastermix, Nashville, TN
Asst. Engineer: Christopher Brown
Recorded and Mixed at: The Carport, Nashville, TN
Additional Recording at: OMNIsound, Nashville, TN
Design Team: Carrie Theobald and Dana Zondory
Photography by: Jeanne Anne Aukofer, Danl Blackwood, and Rob Farmer
For this recording the Appalachian Christmas Quartet used hammered dulcimers by R. L. Tack and Sons.

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Song Title; composers/arrangers/guest artists; instrumentation Click icons
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1) Good Christian Men Rejoice
14th Century German Hymn, arr. Michael Aukofer, David Dibbern, Rob Farmer and Jeanne Anne Aukofer
(lap dulcimer, guitar, violin, accordion, bodhran, percussion)
2) O Christmas Tree
Traditional German Carol, arr. Michael Aukofer,
(mandolin, mandola, melodica, guitar, "back porch" drum set)
3) Gesu Bambino
by Pietro Allesandro Yon
"Adeste Fidelis" music by John Francis Wade
arr. Michael Aukofer, cello-Matt Slocum,
(mandolin, mandola, melodica, guitar, "back porch" drum set)
4) Jingle Bells / Jolly Old St Nicholas
Jingle Bells music by James Lord Pierpont
Jolly Old St. Nicholas music-Traditional 19th Century American Carol
arr. Michael Aukofer, funny percussion-jack-a-lope,
(flute, mandolin, accordion, drum set, spoons, percussion, bass)
5) Do You Hear What I Hear?
by Gloria Shayne and Noel Regney
arr. David Dibbern
nylon string guitar-Jason Scheufler,
(guitars, mandola)
6) Crown Him With Many Crowns
by George Elvey, arr. Michael Aukofer,
(marimba, mandolin, chime lyres, bells, percussion, bass)
7) Angels We Have Heard On High
Traditional French Carol, arr. David Dibbern,
dobro-Phil Keaggy
(guitar, violin, drum set, bass)
8) Simple Gifts
Shaker Folk Hymn, by Shaker Elder-Joseph Brackett, Jr., arr. Michael Aukofer and Russ Long
(xylopipes, boomwhackers, harmonica, kazoos, desk bells, kalimba, autoharp, body percussion, popcorn tin, water jug)
9) What Child Is This
Traditional English Carol, arr. Michael Aukofer
Wichita Community Children's Choir, piano-Dr. James Knight
(hammered dulcimer, guitar, pennywhistle, violin, percussion, drum set, bass)
10) Nutcracker Suite
by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. Michael Aukofer
(mandolin 1, mandolin 2, mandola, mando-cello, flute)
11) Lament
Composed by Michael Aukofer and Jeanne Anne Aukofer
cello-Matt Slocum
(marimba, pennywhistle, chime lyres, cello, bass)
12) God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Traditional English Hymn, arr. Michael Aukofer
string arr. Michael Aukofer, cello-Matt Slocum
(string quartet, hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar, marimba, percussion, bass)
13) Blessed Be
Composed by Michael Aukofer and Jeanne Anne Aukofer
Wichita Community Children's Choir, piano-Dr. James Knight
(soprano hammered dulcimer, hammered dulcimer, flute, 12 string guitar, guitar, viola, marimba)
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