Cristmas Recordings by Stick Players


The Holly and the Ivy (due with flutist Angela Kelly) 2017 CD $12.
Espresso, Charlottesville, Virginia

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Angela Kelly - flute, alto flue, bass flute
Greg Howard - Grand Stick

Flutist Angela Kelly and Chapman Stick player Greg Howard team up for a musical holiday treat that combines classical and jazz influences. The "Holly and the Ivy" is a uniquely accessible new take on thirteen classic Christmas favorites.


Track Listing total time: 4036

1. The Holly and the Ivy (traditional) 2. The First Noel (traditional) 3. Winter from the Four Seasons (A. Vivaldi)
4. Ukrainian Carol (M. Leontovich)
5. In the Bleak Midwinter (G. Holst)
6. Joy to the World (traditional)
7. What Child Is This? (traditional)
8. O Holy Night (A. Adam)
9. O Come, O Come, Emanuel (traditional)
10. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (JS Bach)
11. Angels We Have Heard on High (traditional)
12. I Saw Three Ships (traditional)
13. Silent Night (F. Gruber)

Leo Gosselin 2006 CD. 20 tracks $12.
Christmas Traditions

Leo Gosselin's Christmas Traditions offers 20 expertly crafted arrangements, with layered Stick and occasional orchestral synthesizer textures. These tracks are light and energetic, with some real harmonic sophistication and intricate chord structures.

sample mp3: "Joy to the World"
by Leo Gosselin

Joy to the World
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
We Three Kings
Away In A Manger
Silent Night
Good King Wenceslas
The Coventry Carol
The First Noel
Deck The Hall
O Holy Night
The Holly And The Ivy
What Child Is This
Once In Royal David's City
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
O Christmas Tree
While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
O Come All Ye Faithful
We Wish You A Merry Christmas

Joyous Melodies EP CD by Heartstrings. 8-Tracks,. $10.
Christmas Stick duets. Eight Tasteful duet arrangements by Stickists Matt Rogers and Mark White, some with background MIDI triggered textures.

sample mp3: "Joy to the World"
by Heartstrings

Joy To The World
Silent Night
Come All Ye Faithful
First Noel
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Carol Of The Bells
Away In A Manger

Heavenly Peace 2006 CD $12.
Solo Sacred Christmas Carols

review by Greg Howard

sample mp3: "Joy to the World"
by Trevor Stewart

Grand, majestic and serene are probably the best ways to describe this CD of familiar Christmas music by Trevor Stewart. The twelve selections are all familiar sacred pieces like "O Come, Emmanuel" and "O, Holy Night." The natural sound of Trevor's solo Stick varies subtly, reminding the listener sometimes of a classical guitar, a harpsichord and cathedral organ, all bathed in a deep, spacious reverb that's perfect for the contemplative nature of his interpretations, but without overwhelming the playing.

Stewart, who performs regularly around his home of Wichita, Kansas, has a great reserve of technique that he draws on for delicate ornamentation and flourishes that keep things moving along, even though the pace is relaxed.

It's a perfectly titled disc, and a great addition to the growing library of holiday Stick music.