"Best Holiday CD"
Zone Music Award 2007 
voted and presented by Broadcasters worldwide

"Best Holiday CD"
New Age Magazine 2000

"Best Holiday CD"
New Times, Seattle 2000

HEAVENLY PEACE

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Physical CD $15.00

Classical Crossover • Holiday • New Age • Vocal

Heavenly Peace is the premier Holiday release by Grammy Award-winning vocal artist, Darlene Koldenhoven, known worldwide as the featured blond soprano in Yanni Live at the Acropolis PBS-TV Special. Throughout this amazing collection of 10 very special songs, the lyrics touch upon the spiritual and emotional sides of all the characters involved in the Christmas Story, while the music and production reflect elements of world music, classical, and relaxing ambient woven together by her soaring, angelic, 5 octave vocal range. Seasonal, non-seasonal, and original pieces are included. Together they create a serene and joyful celebration of the birth of Christ, suitable for listening throughout the year. When she wasn't playing, programming, & arranging herself, as producer, Darlene called upon the talented skills of such artists as violinist Karen Briggs (also featured on the Yanni video), programmer Brad Cole (keyboardist with Phil Collins), film composer Ira Newborn (Ferris Bueller, Naked Gun, Manhattan Transfer) who played tabla and other middle-eastern instruments, oboist Earle Dumler, flutist Brice Martin, and with Doug Lenier (Smokey Robinson, Nancy Wilson) engineering.Vocalists on Angels We Have Heard on High in order from top: Darlene Koldenhoven, Machan Taylor, Yvonne Williams, Melissa Mackey, Clydene Jackson, Carmen Twillie

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (English arr. Vardey)
Gabriel to Mary, Weeping (Koldenhoven/Parker)
Joseph's Question (Koldenhoven/Parker)
The Star to the Stable (Koldenhoven/Parker)
Angels' Pastorale (Koldenhoven)*
Angels We Have Heard on High (French arr. Koldenhoven)
Balulalow (Oh My Deir Hert) (Howells/Luther)
Silent Night (Gruber/Mohr arr. Koldenhoven)
Emmanuel (Colombier)*
Pie Jesu from Requiem (Webber arr. A.Wurman)*
*non-seasonal favorites on Music Choice "Soundscapes"

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