December (George Winston album)

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December
Studio album by George Winston
Released 1982
Recorded September/October 1982
Genre Neoclassical new-age music, Christmas music
Length 38:54
Label Windham Hill
Producer William Ackerman
George Winston chronology
Winter into Spring
(1982)
December
(1982)
The Velveteen Rabbit
(1984)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars [1]

December is the fourth solo piano album from George Winston, released in 1982, and is a tribute to the winter season. This album was a follow up to Autumn.

A 20th Anniversary Edition of the album, with two bonus tracks, was released in 2001. The album was again reissued in 2013 by Valley Entertainment with Dancing Cat Records. This reissue was packaged in a Digipak and features revised cover art.[2]


Track listing[edit]

# Title Length Music
1 Thanksgiving 4:04 George Winston
2 Jesus, Jesus, Rest Your Head 2:40 John Jacob Niles
3 Joy 3:13 David Qualey, from J. S. Bach
4 Prelude 1:16 George Winston
5 Carol of the Bells 3:56 George Winston, from M. D. Leontovych
6 Night, Part One: Snow 1:51 George Winston
7 Night, Part Two: Midnight 1:56 George Winston
8 Night, Part Three: Minstrels 2:00 Malcolm Dalglish
9 Variations on the Kanon by Johann Pachelbel 5:21 Johann Pachelbel
10 The Holly and the Ivy 4:52 George Winston, from traditional
11 Some Children See Him 3:43 Alfred S. Burt
12 Peace 4:02 George Winston

Bonus tracks (20th Anniversary Edition)[edit]

# Title Length Music
13 A Christmas Song 2:25 John Barry
14 Sleep Baby Mine 4:06 Albert S. Burt
Cover art for the 2013 reissue

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. December (George Winston album) at AllMusic
  2. ^ "December". Valley Entertainment. Retrieved 7 November 2013.