New York Voices Let It Snow Hybrid Multi-Channel & Stereo SACD
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Hybrid Multi-Channel SACD!
Audio Fidelity has entered into a relationship with multi-Grammy award winner
Elliot Scheiner. Scheiner has produced, mixed or mastered a superstar list of
artists including The Eagles, Sting, Steely Dan, Fleetwood Mac, Jackson Browne
and more. Their first release under this new association is "Let It Snow," by
New York Voices, one of the finest singing ensembles ever assembled. This
magnificent multichannel production is destined to become a Christmas Classic.
The recording was mixed in 5.1 and mastered by Elliot Scheiner with Darcy Proper
adding the mastering on the 2-channel and the DSD.
New York Voices is unquestionably one of the finest singing ensembles ever
assembled and with Let It Snow, lend their quality vocals to the wintery season
of cheer delivering a powerful performance of familiar Christmas songs. The
music is traditional, the arrangements are new and innovative with much of the
vocal arrangements and orchestrations contributed by a host of talents among
them, Pat Hollenbeck of the Boston Pop fame and multiple Grammy Award-winning
arranger Don Sebesky.
The thirteen Christmas songs are performed in a variety of settings using a
standard six-piece rhythm section accompanied by a thirty-one piece studio
orchestra on five tracks, a thirteen-piece big band on four songs, a septet on
"I Wonder As I Wander," as well as wonderful a cappella treatments of religious
songs like "O Come, O Come Emmanuel," and "Silent Night."
Sebesky's big band arrangement of the title song kicks off the music in high
gear complete with some appreciable scatting and a tenor saxophone solo and
ending in a crescendo of vocals. One of the highlights of the album is the
medley of Mel Torme's classic "The Christmas Song" and the Charlie Brown holiday
standard "Christmas Time Is Here." Another big band piece not to be missed is
the swinging "O, Little Town of Bethlehem," the religious ballad "O Come, All Ye
Faithful" and the big band rendition of "The Merry Medley." The Christmas
standard "We Wish You A Merry Christmas" is the last large ensemble, high-octane
piece featuring the brass instruments. Whether featuring lovely ballads, a
swinging big band background, light orchestrations from a studio ensemble or
pure a cappella vocals, New York Voices unwraps the enchanting Let It Snow as
the newest Christmas present.
The New York Voices are Darmon Meader, Kim Nazarian, Lauren Kinhan, and Peter
• Super Audio CD
• SACD 5.1 Multi-Channel SACD Layer
• SACD Stereo SACD Layer
• This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
• Mastered by Elliot Scheiner with Darcy Proper adding the mastering on the
2-channel and the DSD
1. Let It Snow
2. Christmas Song / Christmas Time is Here
3. O, Little Town of Bethlehem
4. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
5. We Three Kings
6. Holiday for Strings
7. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
8. Sleepers, Wake!
9. O Come, All Ye Faithful
10. The Merry Medley: The Man with the Bag / I'd Like You for Christmas / Santa
Claus is Coming to Town
11. I Wonder as I Wander
12. Coventry Carol
13. We Wish You a Merry Christmas
14. Silent Night