Wednesday, December 16, 2009

12 Days of Christmas Countdown Giveaway - Day 8

Yo-Yo Ma: Songs of Joy & Peace - "Joined by friends James Taylor, Diana Krall, Alison Krauss, Chris Botti, Renee Fleming and others, this inspiring album includes 22 songs from The Wexford Carol to Here Comes the Sun"

This 2 disc collection features a number of songs that celebrate the winter season and its many celebrations. Yo-Yo Ma states his objective on the disc as: "Imagine a party, a musical party inspired by the holiday season. A party that celebrates the universal hopes, dreams and joy animating seasonal festivals the world over. That is what brought Yo-Yo Ma together with a remarkable group of friends - some old, some new - to create SONGS OF JOY & PEACE. It is Yo-Yo's hope that everyone who listens to this album will hear a song familiar, comfortable and beloved to them as well as discover and fall in love with music that is brand new."

I always have enjoyed music and am always in awe of those that play them so beautifully. I like the way that on this album Yo-Yo Ma harmonizes with other instruments including the saxophone, clarinet, violin, harp, bag pipes and more. Paquito D'Rivera, plays the Clarinet on a number of the songs, and those were some of my favorites - in part because, I used to play the clarinet as a child. In addition, the vocals featured on some of the songs are wonderful. Listening to the songs on the disc, it really is a great collection and leaves you with a smile on your face (of course, I could only sample snippets of most songs online, since I don't actually own this one yet).

The album has been nominated for a Grammy for "Best Classical Crossover Album". You can win your own copy of this 2 disc collection.

First Entry:
Leave a comment sharing your favorite musical instrument.

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Laura G said...

My favorite instrument is a ukelele!

Sarah J said...

My favorite instrament is the piano.

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Sarah J said...

I just subscribed!

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Unknown said...

I love the flute. I wanted to play it, but my Mom made me take 8 years of violin lessons instead!

Anonymous said...

I love the trombone - especially in a jazz band!

Knchock said...

I love the mandolin.

DaysFan said...

I love, love, love the cello!

Anne said...

My favorite instrument is a piano.

Anne said...

I subscribe by email.

Anne said...

I tweeted the giveaway

Karen said...

I like the piano.

Karin said...

I love the sound of a saxophone~~

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hilary said...

tweeted also facebooked you as wel Hilary
I love the keyboard