MP3 Donna & Andy - It's Christmas Time
A masterfull collection of songs by Donna Rhodenizer for the Christmas Season. Also on this cd are instrumental accompaniments for 10 tracks for singing along or to use in concert performances.
22 MP3 Songs
KIDS/FAMILY: General Children''s Music, KIDS/FAMILY: Kid Friendly
Donna & Andy have finally released their first Christmas CD. It’s Christmas Time is a collection of 11 original songs written by Donna Rhodenizer. Although the theme is consistent throughout, the musical styles are varied, and the CD sparkles with the musicianship fans have come to expect from this talented duo. As on other Donna & Andy CDs, talented Nova Scotian musicians provide their expertise to create first-rate instrumental accompaniments. The 11 songs on this CD are presented in two versions: full performance tracks as well as sing-along tracks (instrumentals only) for those who want to be the solo performer with the support of a professional back-up band.
Donna & Andy have spent much time and given great attention to the details of this CD. Gentle, tender songs, choral anthems, Samba-flavoured tunes, humourous songs, and even a traditional carol are all treated with outstanding musicianship and are guaranteed to provide hours of listening pleasure. Handbells and brass instruments give several tunes a real Christmas flavour, while other songs benefit from musical collaboration with North Preston’s Hallelujah Praise Choir; sax player, Chris Mitchell; one of Nova Scotia’s finest bass players, Jamie Gatti; and multi-instrumentalist Greg Simm providing banjo, mandolin and guitar. This is a musical journey that is interesting, exciting and well worth taking.
Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker are versatile musicians enjoying a multifaceted career of performing, recording, composing, and publishing. Donna and Andy are past ECMA winners and Music Nova Scotia nominees who have been performing together since 1996. Their performing experience shows in their versatile vocals, instrumental accompaniments and variety of musical styles. Their repertoire includes their own original songs as well as traditional folk songs, and songs by well-known maritime and Canadian songwriters.
In addition to performing and recording, Donna Rhodenizer and Andy Duinker are songwriters and composers, and co-founded Red Castle Publishing to print and distribute their music to schools and choirs across Canada and the U.S. They have published over 50 original songs in a series of four songbooks (with complete piano scores) and 15 individual titles for High School, Community, University and Professional choirs. Donna’s lyrical melodies and attention to interesting harmonies are presented in songs that are popular with choirs, elementary teachers, students and listening audiences who are privileged to hear her music.
All of Donna’s music resources, including children’s CDs have been approved by the Nova Scotia Department of Education as Approved Learning Resources (ALR) for use in Elementary schools. These resources are available from the Nova Scotia School Book Bureau. Search for Red Castle Publishing on the Book Bureau website.
The Department of Education in Saskatchewan has also approved the Computer Cat Teacher’s Resource for the teachers in that province.
All Donna & Andy CDs are now also available to order from over 2400 stores worldwide. Email us with your location and we will send you a list of the stores that are available to you to order our CDs from.
ALL songs on the 4 Donna & Andy cds are available as digital downloads from your favourite digital download provider. Check them out and do a search on any song title or our names. Wicked, eh?
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Our CDs also come with a Songbook or Teacher''s Resourse for the regular classroom. Please contact us for detai