One Silent Night

Album Description:

Unique versions for Christmas carols arranged for solo piano (performed by the composer, Kurt Bestor)

Label Name: Kurt Bestor Music

Tracks: 11

A very contemplative and evocative version of this popular carol with a very cinematic flavor.
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Calm Dreamy Peaceful Relaxed Tender Warm
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 67
: Slow (variable)
A 3/4 version of the song O Tannenbaum that uses rolling "barcarolle-esque" r.h. chords to keep the piece flowing through various alternative chords and in and out of major and minor modes.
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Floating Melancholy Peaceful Simple Warm
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 74
: Medium Slow
This arrangement has a fun and peppy groove that brings to mind Dave Grusin or Joe Sample's piano style
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Floating Happy/Positive/Bright Rhythmic Whimsical
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 160
: Uptempo
A very emotional and beautiful version of this carol. The verse use a "call & response" with the melody and countermelodies. There is also an orginal bridge section that is quite cinematic in nature.
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Calm Melancholy Peaceful Tender Warm
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 64
: Slow (variable)
This uptempo arrangement is characterized by a fun "rocking" motion to the rhythm and an "Americana" feel to the harmonies
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Dreamy Floating Happy/Positive/Bright Inspirational/Uplifting Whimsical
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 114
: Medium Fast
This arrangement takes a very cinematic approach to one of Europe's oldest carol. While the melody is always recognizable, the harmonies take the listener on a fresh new music journey.
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian Easy Listening
: Lonely Melancholy Mysterious Passionate Solemn
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 98
: Slow (variable)
These 3 old English carols (Sussex Carol, This is the Truth Sent from Above, Gloustershire Carol) are all treated in a different way - the first being medium, the seond slow, and the final done in a fast tempo.
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Calm Elegant/Graceful Happy/Positive/Bright Melancholy
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 57, 74, 65
: Medium, Slow, Fast
This arrangement is quite poignant and sweet - using alternative chords to freshen the recognizable melody
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Dreamy Elegant/Graceful Melancholy Peaceful Warm
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 70, 82
: Slow (variable)
This song has a feel best described as an easy Applachian groove. The rhythm sways in a 6/8 groove
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Calm Dreamy Simple Warm
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 120
: Medium
This song is usual done in a major key. By playing the majority in a minor mode - it takes on a much more contemplative mood.
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Calm Elegant/Graceful Melancholy Peaceful Warm
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 82
: Slow (variable)
This arrangement takes the listener on a bit of a musical journey through various tempi and modalities. Though the melody is recoganizable, the various rhythmic and harmonic treatments keep it fresh.
: Kurt Bestor (BMI) 100%
: Kurts Bestor Music (BMI) 100%
: Christmas Holiday New Age Instrumental Religious Christian
: Calm Elegant/Graceful Floating Happy/Positive/Bright Peaceful
: Holiday/Seasonal Religion
: Full Mix
: Piano
: 74, 134
: Slow, Medium Fast