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Top 10 Holiday Songs to Make Your Season Merry

singing-snowmanDr. Scott Cashman is the Continuing Education Manager for Personal and Cultural Enrichment at Harper College, as well as an accomplished musician and instructor. Given his vast musical background, we asked him for his top ten (plus one) holiday music picks. Make room on your playlists for this festive assortment:

  1. Aimee Mann – Calling Mary (from the album One More Drifter in the Snow)
  2. Ed Sweeney – The Leading of the Star / Snowflake Reel (from the album Dickens Christmas)
  3. Bonnie Rideout – O Come, O Come Emmanuel / God Rest Ye Merry, Gentleman (from the album A Scottish Christmas)
  4. Edgar Gabriel’s String Fusion – I Have a Little Dreidel Hoe Down ( From the album Tidings of Groove)
  5. Perry Como – (There’s No Place Like) Home For the Holidays (from the album Seasons Greetings from Perry Como)
  6. The Players (Andy Mackay and Phil Manzanera of Roxy Music) – Here We Come A-Wassailing (from the album Christmas)
  7. Altramar – Stella Nuova (from the album Nova Stella: A Medieval Italian Christmas)
  8. The Roches – Good King Wenceslas (from the album We Three Kings)
  9. Vince Guaraldi Trio – O Tannenbaum (from the album A Charlie Brown Christmas)
  10. Duke Ellington – Jingle Bells (from the album Jingle Bell Jazz)
  11. the-ballad-of-ebenezer-scroogeScott’s Moonshine Band – The Ballad of Ebenezer Scrooge (Money Mill Colic) (from the album A Whiplash Christmas III. Truth in advertising, that’s me!) https://drscottsmoonshineband.com/2015/12/15/christmas-2015-the-ballad-of-ebenezer-scrooge-money-mill-colic/

 

Give yourself and others the gift of music! Harper CE offers classes, private lessons and ensembles for children and adults. Learn more by visiting our Music page or click here to view our January-May course schedule.


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