Down Came An Angel - Music For Christmas / Jacqueline Schwab
Best known for her solo piano soundtracks to Ken Burns's PBS documentaries, Schwab has a quaint, inviting touch on the keyboard and a wonderful appreciation of Appalachian musical tradition. The result is a warm, familiar Christmas sound filled with nostalgia. Schwab's piano shimmers with a delightful tone, like a parlor with a fireplace on a snowy day.
Though the album is entirely instrumental, the traditional hymns, carols, and spirituals were meant to be sung. To that end, the producers have included lyric sheets, giving families the opportunity to gather around the piano once again to experience a Christmas tradition.
Catalog Number: DOR-90275
Composer: Henry Walford Davies, John Henry Hopkins Jr., John Jacob Niles, Richard Storrs Willis, Traditional, William James Kirkpatrick
Performer: Jacqueline Schwab