MP3 Ann Sweeten - Christmas Presence
Contemporary Instrumentalist/Composer Ann Sweeten''s innovative arrangements of these traditional Christmas pieces are both reverant and uplifting, a must-have for every Holiday Music Collection.
15 MP3 Songs
CLASSICAL: New Age, NEW AGE: New Age
Ann Sweeten - Biography
Internationally renowned Pianist/Composer
Genre: Contemporary Instrumentalist
A truly unique holiday album! It combines Sweeten''s signature sound with the beauty of traditional Christmas music, adding two original works as well. Sweeten looks inside the simplicity of these well-known melodies and discovers the incredible complexity and depth that lies within. Sweeten has kept this recording purely acoustic to honor the traditional/classical theme.
Sweeten''s music has aired and been reviewed across the world to wide critical acclaim. Her CD, "Sapphire Days" recently hit #3 on the New Age Reporter airplay chart making it one of the most played albums of modern instrumental music in North America; her music also airs in eleven different countries. "Reflections" also charted #3 in Radio in 2002 and remained on the charts for 10 months running with an earlier album, "Passage" joining it. Sweeten blends heady technique with heartfelt passion and colors her melodies with synthesized orchestration resulting in a profoundly moving listening experience. Ann Sweeten is quickly becoming one of the most popular new pianists around.
Ann Sweeten is a Voting Member of The Recording Academy, an Ascap Popular Awards Recipient for 2002, 2003 & 2004 and was Sixth Place Finalist for Best New Age/World Song (Orange Band, "Passage") in the JPF Music Awards 2004. JPF received 140,000 song submissions and 10,000 albums from 45 states and 40 countries this year. Sapphire Days was nominated for Best Neo-Classical Album and Best Cover Art at the NAR Lifestyle Music Awards 2004.
She has six discs available: Reflections, Passage, Prism, Christmas Presence, Sapphire Days, and now, A Place in the Sun.