the appalachian
christmas quartet


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street date: 11/01/2002

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How is it that the first CD of a group that only performs a couple weeks out of the year, and then in only a few counties in Kansas, still sells in 35 states and 3 countries? Even if you haven't heard the first CD, once you hear this 2nd CD, Gloria, you'll find out why many have a new favorite Christmas group ...

The players: Michael Aukofer, David Dibbern,
Eric Hauck, & Jeanne Anne Schroeder

Produced by: Michael Aukofer
Engineer: Russ Long
Asst. Engineer: Andy Spillburg
Recorded and Mixed by: Russ Long at "the Carport," Nashville, TN
Additional Recording in Eric's living room
Design Team: Carrie Theobald and Dana Zondory
Photography by: Russ Long

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Song Title; composers/arrangers/guest artists; Instrumentation Click icons
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1) Gloria
by J.S. Bach, arr. Michael Aukofer
(chime lyre, guitar, hammered dulcimer, bass)
2) Winter Wonderland
by Felix Bernard and Richard B. Smith, arr. Michael Aukofer
(spoons, drumset, bass, guitar, harmonica, triangle, tambourine, glass, claviola, accordion, washboard, kazoo)
guest guitar and vocal sample-Brad Layher
guest kazoo-Andy Spilburg
3) The Holly and the Ivy/Ode to Joy
Traditional French Carol collected by Cecil Sharp/Beethoven, arr. David Dibbern
(guitar, bowed psaltry, cello, mandola, bass, flute)
4) Drummer Boy
by Katherine K. Davis, Henry V. Onorati, Hary Simeone, arr. Michael Aukofer
(djembe, hammered dulcimer, KIongYaw, fife, djun-djun, guitar, marimba)
5) Be Thou My Vision
8th Century Irish Hymn, arr. Michael Aukofer, David Dibbern, Brad Layher
(guitar, accordion, piccolo, cello, cymbal, bodhran, pennywhistle, bass, stomps)
Vocals: Michael Aukofer, David Dibbern, Eric Hauck, Brad Layher, Jeanne Anne Schroeder
6) Ding Dong Merrily on High / Pachelbel's Canon
by Charles Wood, G.R. Woodward/Pachelbel, arr. David Dibbern
(guitar, cello, hammered dulcimer)
guest mandolin-Brad Layher
7) Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
by John D. Marks, arr. Michael Aukofer
(marimba, drum set, siren whistle)
8) Come Let Us Sing Noel
17th Century French Carol, arr. David Dibbern
(bass, alto recorder, percussion, cello, marimba)
9) Oh the Deep, Deep Love of Jesus
by Samuel Trevor Francis, arr. Michael Aukofer
(hammered dulcimer, flute, guitar, frame drum, bass, piccolo)
guest solo guitar-Phil Keaggy
10) Silent Night / O Holy Night
by Joseph Mohr, Franz Gruber / Charles Adam Adolphe, arr. Eric Hauck
(cello, hammered dulcimer, harp, marimba, bass, pennywhistle, guitar)
11) Sing Along
O Come All Ye Faithful by John F. Wade,
Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Mendelssohn,
O Come O Come Emmanuel-Franciscan Processional,
Silent Night by Joseph Mohr and Franz Gruber),
arr. Michael Aukofer
(guitar, bass, vocals)
guest choir: Jared Brown, Dustin Burggraaf, Sheila Davis, Bob Hauck, Brittney Hauck, Keane Hauck, Rita Hauck, Cristi Johnson, Suzie Johnson, Phil Keaggy, Brad Layher, Mitch McVicker, Mandee Radford, Andy Spilburg, Carrie Theobald, Stephanie Waldrop
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