New Earth Records has digitally re-released Deuter’s 2009 holiday CD Celebration of Light. Here Deuter selected traditional holiday music that is both heartfelt, simple, and which has been played throughout the centuries.
Celebration of Light contains some easily recognizable holiday carols, such as “Greensleeves,” “Coventry Carol,” and “Silent Night,” as well as some that will be new to all but the most well-versed music historians (some pieces date back to the 13th century). Don’t expect “Winter Wonderland” or “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” though. The CD’s 15 tracks are mostly serene meditations with gentle melodies and uncluttered arrangements.
Celebration of Light is an album for all holiday season and even beyond through winter’s end and the first signs of spring.
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