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Knudsen Brothers: Yuletide

It's Beginning To Look a Lot Like Christmas
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
The Christmas Song
I'll Be Home For Christmas
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Gesu Bambino
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
In The Bleak Midwinter
White Christmas
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree

The Knudsens ascended through the a cappella ranks as a barbershop group, but are now firmly ensconced as pre-eminent contemporary artists. Their long-awaited "Yuletide" combines the seamless blend of barbershop with percussion-rich production of contemporary a cappella. The familiar "White Christmas" and "Christmas Song" are nicely arranged, with plush chords and smooth modulations. The walking bass of "Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree" sets up a swing feel, while the CD's closer, a "Christmas Hop" mix of the same song, is hip and shows the Knudsens cutting loose, incorporating techno effects into the tune. The tonal interplay of the pitches resonating off of each other in "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" is inspiring and one of the most beautiful arrangements of this carol that we've heard. Uncle Daniel Knudsen (of the Mormon Tabenacle Choir) takes a solo turn on the classical art song "Gesu Bambino." This CD will appeal to a variety of listeners and is a recommended gift selection.

Item code: 8027C | 1 CD | $14.95 |add item to cart
Contemporary | A Cappella | Male | United States
Related: Contemporary Christmas CDs
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