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Unforgotten Christmas is the third and newest release (2007) in a series of eight "Un" recordings by pianist Christopher Finkelmeyer. Fans of the series have come to expect the unexpected in an "Un" recording. This time it takes the form of original music.
Along with Finkelmeyer's hallmark lush tone, stunning musicality and masterful technique, Unforgotten Christmas distinguishes itself by the fact that fourteen, of the seventeen cuts (including the special minidisk), are his own Original Concert Improvisations on the Sacred Themes of Christmas.
"What an awesome, awesome artist Christopher Finkelmeyer is!"
Ilene Angel, songwriter, Disney Radio's 'Top 10 List'
Whereas Passionately Unstuffed and Unspoken take the listener on a journey via the colorful, direct essays in their respective booklets, Unforgotten Christmas is a uniquely individual encounter, with no guide whatsoever, except for the listener's own experiences as he meets the familiar melodies of sacred Christmas music woven within a tapestry of exotic and classical harmonies.
A special recording on separate minidisk accompanies "Unforgotten Christmas". It includes the single, 'Hymn to the Forgotten Soldier' written by Finkelmeyer as a reminder not to forget the men and women who return home from war.
Perfect for a quiet evening alone, driving in traffic or accompanying an elegant Christmas dinner, Unforgotten Christmas with its lovely music, beautiful packaging, and special minidisk makes a truly memorable gift for hostesses, housewarmings, teachers, friends and family.
“His improvisations evoke feelings that might well have been experienced by Christians of old, when a holy day was not merely a holiday...”
Amazon.com customer review, L. Harris, Mount Pleasant, SC
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Away in a Manger / Gesù Bambino
Intermezzo in Eb Major
O Holy Night
In the Bleak Midwinter
Ding Dong Merrily on High
O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
What Child Is This?
Come All Ye Shepherds
Awake the Voice Commands
I Wonder As I Wander
The Ballad of Jesus Christ
Hymn to the Forgotten Soldier
The First Noel