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Holiday songs are rooted in tradition, many dating back hundreds of years. However, like any set of classic genre, it’s always interesting to hear new interpretations. Click through to hear some carols that have been updated for the 21st century by a team of artists on the ArtisTech Media label.
Much like Manheim Steamroller’s classic album of electronic holiday songs, Snowflake and ccMixter of ArtisTech Media have put together a collection of amazing modern Christmas songs. The album, title Peace of Winter sounds different now, but in time may come to be regarded a classic along with other standards like Manheim Steamroller and The Vince Guaraldi Trio’s A Charlie Brown Christmas, which in their time sounded modern but are now firmly in the canon of traditional holiday music.
The Spectrum of songs on Peace of Winter ranges from holiday classics to new compositions on the joys of the winter season. In the holiday spirit of giving, the album can be listened to and downloaded for free, but those who want to express support for the music makers and their cause can also purchase a copy or leave an online “tip”. Also in the holiday spirit, half of the proceeds from this album will be donated to the Dalai Lama Foundation.