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11/29/2005

7/3/2005

11/29/2005
7:38 PM

TWO NEW CD RELEASES THIS MONTH!

DAN LANDRUM RELEASES CHRISTMAS CD, Winter Mix

Dan writes, "Winter Mix, as with all of my music, is a bit hard to pin down in terms of style. If you went to a music store looking for hammer dulcimer music with a distinctive percussive flair where would you begin? Judy commented that the demo has a definite Old World Christmas feel. I like that description and think it is the multiple layers of hand percussion and acoustic instruments that give that impression. Someone else said it reminds them of the group Manheim Steamroller except with real instruments rather than synthesizers."

"Among the 16 tracks and over 50 minutes of music are familiar Christmas tunes like 'Drummer Boy', 'Silent Night', 'Carol of the Bells', 'O Little Town of Bethlehem' and 'Sleigh Ride'. Winter Mix also has a few not so well known titles such as the Celtic tune 'Christmas Eve Reel' and the Huron Indian Carol 'Twas in the Moon of Winter Time.'"

"Instrumentation includes hammer dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, guitar, bouzouki, bass guitar, oboe, recorder and a host of hand percussion instruments including multiple djembes, bongos, congas, pandeiro, tamborine, finger cymbals, sambago bells, sleigh bells, agago, wood block, kpalogo drums, guiro, shakers, bohdran and snare drum. I know I've left something out. If it is a percussion instrument and you play it with your hand rather than a stick, it is probably on here."

VISIT WWW.DANLANDRUM.COM FOR MORE.

MARK WADE RELEASES SOLO ROMANTIC CLASSICAL CD, Serenade

Everyone always asks me (Mark), "Which of your CDs has just you on it without other instruments?" This CD is the answer. It is about 50 minutes of familiar light classical pieces and timeless ballads. Tracks include:

A Time for Us
Clare de Lune
The Swan
Endless Love
Chopin Nocturne
Bach Preludium #21
Bach Prelude to Cello Suite #1
Schumann Traumerie
Softly She Whispers
Adagio from Rodrigo's Guitar Concerto
Largo from Vivaldi's Lute concerto in D
Schubert's Ave Maria
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

VISIT WWW.MARKALANWADE.COM FOR MORE.

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