the appalachian
christmas quartet

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street date: 10/27/2000

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In the process of recording this album, the decision was made to stay true to the original musical arrangements we perform in concert. With the exception of Phil Keaggy's inspiring performance on "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," all songs appear on the album just as they are performed live...with three people. To our knowledge, we are the only three person quartet in existence. Merry Christmas

The players: Michael Aukofer, Brad Layher, David Dibbern (The only three person quartet in the known universe, since the fourth member, jack a. lope, is not a person)
Produced by: Michael Aukofer
Engineered by: Nathan Zwald
Mixed by: Russ Long at "the Carport," Nashville, TN
Mastered by: Hank Williams at "MasterMix," Nashville, TN
Recorded at: "The Whitehouse Studio" and "The Carport", Nashville, TN
Art Direction and Cover Design by: Carrie Theobald and Dana Zondory

see Suzan's interview with Michael about this CD

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Song Titles; Arranger(s); Instrumentation Click icons
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1) carol of the bells
arranged by: michael aukofer
lap dulcimer, cavacino, marimba, hammered dulcimer
2) carol of the drum/nothing but the blood of Jesus/i saw three ships
arranged by: michael aukofer and matthew johnson
hammered dulcimers, guitar, mandolin, drums, percussion
air drums by jack a. lope
3) joy to the world/amazing grace
arranged by: michael aukofer and brad layher
lap dulcimer, harmonica, washboard, popcorn tin, soup cans
4) we three king/angels we have heard on high
arranged by: david dibbern
mandocello, guitar, upright bass, drums, percussion
5) be thou my vision
arranged by: david dibbern, michael aukofer, and brad layher
guitar, hammered dulcimer, accordian
6) have yourself a merry little christmas
arranged by: david dibbern
guitar, upright bass, drum kit, guest guitarist: phil keaggy
background vocal by: jack a. lope
7) what child is this?/o come, o come emmanuel
arranged by: brad layher
accordian, guitar, upright bass, marimba
8) go tell it on the mountain
arranged by: michael aukofer and matthew johnson
lap dulcimer, guitar, upright bass
9) messiah
arranged by: michael aukofer
mandolin, mandola, mandocello
conducted by: jack a. lope
10) it is well
arranged by: michael aukofer
hammered dulcimer, guitar, upright bass
11) good king wenceslas
arranged by: david dibbern
guitar trio
12) holy, holy, holy
arranged by: brad layher
hammered dulcimers duet, guitar
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