Monday, Dec 18, 2023 – Echoes Program 2351A

An Echoes Winterlude

It’s an Echoes Winterlüde when we hear acclaimed New Age artist David Arkenstone performing music from his new release, Winterlüde. It’s the seasonal album of your dreams. With his full ensemble, Arkenstone will play music from that as well as seasonal songs from across his career.

A child of progressive rock an classical music, David Arkenstone made his debut in 1987 with Valley in the Clouds. You can only be dazzled by his recorded output, with some 50-odd albums, and those are just the ones under his own name. They span Celtic music, Native American flute albums, ambient excursions and orchestral fantasies. The fantasy aspect is evident in both form and imagery. After all, He takes his name from The Hobbit and has worn clothes that make him seem like a 17th century swashbuckler. Several album are inspired by J.R.R. Tolkien’s fantasies including two volumes of Music Inspired by Middle Earth and he has created his own fantasy albums working with author Mercedes Lackey on a trilogy that began with In the Wake of the Wind. But he also has an ambient side that can be heard on Ambient World and Colors of the Ambient Sky, both previous Echoes CD of the Month picks.

We gathered Arkesntone and his five piece ensemble including drums and percussion, cello, violin and flutes to perform his music in an exclusive Echoes seasonal concert. Join John Diliberto for An Echoes Winterlüde with David Arkenstone from PRX.
Read John Diliberto’s review of Winterlüde.

Monday, December 18, 2023 – Echoes Program 2351A
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Start Time

Group Name

Song Name

Album Name

First Half Hour

0:01:00 Peter Sterling The Long Cold Winter The Long Cold Winter
0:06:00 In Concert  – David Arkenstone
0:07:36 David Arkenstone  I Saw Three Ships (live) Narada Christmas Collection (v/a)
0:15:03 David Arkenstone Ice Palace (live)  Windham Hill Winter Solstice on Ice (v/a) 
0:21:55 David Arkenstone Warm Lights Flickering Across the Lake (live) Winterlude
0:27:00 David Arkenstone Carol of the Bells Christmas Pan Pipes

Second Half Hour

0:32:54 David Arkenstone Arabian Dance (Tchaikovsky) (live) Visions of Christmas
0:39:14 David Arkenstone Christmas Medley (live) (unreleased)
0:45:58 David Arkenstone The Green Dragon (live) Music Inspired by Middle Earth Volume ll
0:50:20 David Arkenstone Darkening Skies (live) Winterlude
following the concert:
0:55;04 David Arkenstone Little Mysteries in the Snowy Woods Winterlude

Third Half Hour

1:01:00 Philip Aaberg Montana Sleighride Christmas
1:06:44 Al Petteway & Amy White Aerial Winter Tidings
1:10:21 Sarah McLachlan Wintersong Wintersong
1:13:40 Jeff Johnson & Brian Dunning Strolling Through Star Streets Winter Songs
1:20:06 Taylor Swift Snow on the Beach Midnights
1:24:08 Ólafur Arnalds Sudden Throw For Now I Am Winter

Fourth Half Hour

1:30:00 Lena Natalia Winter’s Eve Straight is the Gate
1:31:48 Smoke Fairies Snowglobe Blizzard Wild Winter
1:34:53 R. Carlos Nakai The First Snowfall Winter Dreams for Christmas
1:38:56 Lovespirals Aspen Glow Excelsis 3: A Prelude (v/a)
1:41:00 Jeff Pearce Sun on Frost From the Darker Seasons
0:43:30 break
1:44:44 Mary Fahl Winter Lady Winter Songs And Carols
1:47:08 Nightnoise Snow Is Lightly Falling A Winter’s Solstice III (v/a) 
1:50:57 Carl Lord Winter’s Melt Dream Zone


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