by Andrew Pacholyk MS L.Ac

Music has always played a major part in my life. Ever since those early days of piano lessons with Mrs. Uri or playing trumpet in classical and jazz bands. I always remember the holidays or special occasions when my mom, Andrena, would regale us with wonderful pieces of music such as Malaguena or her own special version of Silver Bells. I have had the pleasure of singing in small and large choral groups from All-state to my own singing quartet group, Free and Easy, as well as, being a charter member of the infamous gospel choir, The Voices of Unity. Music continues to give me life changing moments and memories and I am forever grateful for this art and therapy.

So, at the turn of this season, I thought it would be a wonderful gift to share the songs of winter that make up my consciousness. These melodies cross several eras, yet they ring true for me as the seasonal mind set and the amazing way winter can be expressed in song. I call this list:

Andrew’s Melodic Winter Play List

1. Claire de Lune, The Philadelphia Orchestra
2. Violin Concerto In F Minor, Op. 8/4, RV. 297, The Four Seasons: Winter
3. Moonlight Sonata, Ludwig Van Beethoven
4. The Skaters Waltz, Manhattan Pops
5. Canon in D Major, Pachelbel Orchestra
6. Night / Part One: Snow, George Winston
7. Thankful, Josh Groban
8. Angels Blush, Basia
9. Skating, Vince Guaraldi Trio
10. Nutcracker Suite, Tchaikovsky
11. Welcome Christmas, Dr. Seuss – How The Grinch Stole Christmas
12. We Need A Little Christmas, Glee Cast
13. Christmastime Is Here, Vince Guaraldi Trio
14. Grown-Up Christmas List, Amy Grant
15. Ding Dong Merrily On High, Celtic Women
16. Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Judy Garland
17. Breath Of Heaven (Mary’s Song), Amy Grant
18. The Most Wonderful Day Of The Year, Glee Cast
19. Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring, Amy Grant
20. Carol Of The Bells, Celtic women

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