Love of Christmas
- Artist: Gary & Stewart Schofield
- Format: CD
- Release Date:11/11/2008
Gary S. Schofield is a writer, television producer, artist, composer, and musician. With a degree in biochemistry, a career in the arts, and a keen interest in history, he has sought to add this richness to all of his work. Born in New Zealand he benefited from a classical music education while performing rock and progressive music. Gary Schofield is also the President of Global Concern Inc. Love of Christmas illustrates beautifully how all these ideas and musical styles can be combined. Gary Schofield plays all of the instruments of the Christmas Rock Ensemble except the string section and Stewart Schofield, a nine year old composer, sings a beautiful and natural harmony. This is Christmas Music like you have never heard it before. It is almost impossible to think about Christmas time without thinking about children. Not only do children make up such a part of the season but we, as adults, carry those memories through life with us. What better way than to pay tribute to the love that Christmas brings and shapes all of our lives than to take Christmas music and perform it in a way not heard before. This CD pays tribute to the music woven into the season that ends the year. It is the season of reflection for many of the world's great religions and is universal in it's message of harmony and love. It is a time of philosophy and of family. Just as the soft whiff of scent will bring back a memory so too will a nostalgic melody. Whether it be the haunting chant of Emanuel, the anxiety of a little boy's impatient hopes in 20 miles to Christmas or the humorous parody, Riders on the Sleigh this CD makes us appreciate music from a new perspective. Gary and Stewart Schofield have taken themes we know and love and taken them much further. In the reflection of a fathers love for his son in a society where father and son are so often estranged Love of Christmas also adds the other most important quality to Christmas; hope.
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