Playlist: Saratoga Springs Area Music - Holiday Version


Magic Music

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A "sneak peek" work-in-progress for Premium Members...

This one begins with your basic Windham Hill sampler from Hell, throws us a curve ball with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, and then hits us with 56 minutes of the dreariest "Christmas" music I have ever heard in my life — a "New Age" synth crapfest that I'm calling "I Won't Be Home for Christmas (Because I'm Dead)" until I'm able to ID the actual album. I'm not in a hurry to do so, however, as it's more likely to give me nightmares than have visions of sugar plums dancing in my head.

Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort
Entrance/Lobby/Pool Area Music - Holiday Version
(Observed on 01-Dec-2009)
Disc 1 - Winter Solstice on Ice

01. Magic Forest / Ensemble
02. Joy to the World / Liz Story
03. Yesterday's Rain / W.G. Snuffy Walden
04. Skating / George Winston
05. O Holy Night / Angels of Venice
06. Joy Ride / Mark Snow
07. 4 Variations on Twinkle Twinkle Little Star / The L.A. Guitar Quartet
08. Little Drummer Boy / Richard Schönherz, Peter Scott
09. Bittersweet / Jim Brickman
10. A Medley: Sweeney's Buttermilk/The Ships Are Sailing/Jerry's Chickens / Mícheál O'Domhnaill
11. Nigh Bethlehem (Nigh Beth'lem on a Wintry Night) / George Winston
12. The First Noël / Sean Harkness
13. We Three Kings / Janis Ian
14. What Child Is This? / Michael Hedges

Disc 2 - International Christmas Carols

01. Silent Night / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
02. Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
03. Vom Himmel hoch / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
04. O Little Town of Bethlehem / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
05. Deck the Halls / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
06. We Wish You a Merry Christmas / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
07. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
08. Adeste Fideles / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
09. Angels We Have Heard on High / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
10. Joy to the World / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
11. The First Noël / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
12. Good King Wenceslas / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
13. What Child Is This? / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
14. We Three Kings of Orient Are / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
15. O Tannenbaum / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
16. Ihr Kinderlein kommet / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
17. Alle Jahre wieder / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
18. Maria durch ein' Dornwald ging / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
19. Jingle Bells / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
20. Away in a Manger / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
21. It Came Upon a Midnight Clear / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
22. Jolly Old Saint Nicholas / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
23. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
24. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
25. Up on the Housetop / Vienna Symphony Orchestra
26. Ich steh' an deiner Krippen hier / Vienna Symphony Orchestra (Missing from loop)

Disc 3 - I Won't Be Home for Christmas (Because I'm Dead) ~56:19

01. The First Noël / Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:33
02. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:53
03. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:36
04. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~2:40
05. "Grandma Got Run Over by a Roland" / Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~4:27
06. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~4:11
07. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:27
08. What Child Is This? (Greensleeves) / Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~4:03
09. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:45
10. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~4:23
11. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:43
12. "Have Yourself a Scary Little Synthmas" / Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:07
13. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:04
14. "Requiem Bells" / Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~4:22
15. Silent Night / Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz ~3:58

Total Playing Time: approx. 2:36:32 (way too long!)

Shazam Score: 4 (Disc 1, Tracks 7-9 and 14... but I had already IDed the album on my own after Tracks 1 and 2)

Click on album titles or covers for links to Amazon:

1. :) Winter Solstice on Ice Various Windham Hill Artists (14-Sep-1999)
2. :p International Christmas Carols Vienna Symphony Orchestra (02-Feb-1993)
3. :itunes: I Won't Be Home for Christmas (Because I'm Dead)

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Club 33

Playlist Author
My first reaction to this was, "hey, the Grand Californian Exterior loop is basically a Windham Hill sampler and it's great. Why so down on Windham Hill?"

Then I saw that the discs were entitled I Wont Be Home For Christmas Because I'm Dead and Winter Solstice on Ice and went, "Oh."
 

Club 33

Playlist Author
You do know that first one is a joke, right? :)
Yeah...uh...I...knew that...

But you know, this means that title is still up for grabs! Perhaps if Robert Pattinson does a Christmas album...?
 

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