An ARP Odyssey Christmas
“An ARP Odyssey Christmas” is a collection of classic Christmas carols performed on an ARP Odyssey analog synthesizer. Arrangements evoking trumpets, flutes, strings, reeds, spacey sounds, and even an operatic soprano were created by recording each part separately in sync with the others.
This list of the carols included on this album indicates the instruments that were simulated on each track.
1 God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlemen (Verse 1 mysterious chanters, wind, astral sounds; Verse 2 horn quartet ;Verse 3 violins, violas, ‘cellos, basses, flutes, trombone)
2 Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (flute quartet)
3 Coventry Carol (flute quartet)
4 Hark! The Herald Angels Sing (electric trumpets, bass)
5 Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly (electric trumpets, bass)
6 We Three Kings (clarinet, electric harpsichord)
7 Joy to the World (flute, flute, English horn, bassoon)
8 Angels We Have Heard on High (oboe, flute, English horn, bassoon)
9 O Little Town of Bethlehem (violins, violas, ‘cellos, basses)
10 Good King Wenceslas (trumpet, trumpet, trombone, tuba)
11 O Christmas Tree (violin, violin, viola, ‘cello)
12 Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (oboe, English horn, bassoon)
13 O Holy Night (operatic soprano, with electric trumpets and sort-of-saxophone accompaniment)
14 Good Christian Men, Rejoice (trumpet, trumpet, trombone, tuba)
15 Carol of the Bells (flutes, electric bells)
16 It Came Upon a Midnight Clear (oboe, flute, English horn, bassoon)
17 Oh Come Little Children (violin, violin, viola, ‘cello)
18 The First Noel (violins, violas, ‘cellos, basses)
19 Oh Come All Ye Faithful (trumpet, trumpet, trumpet, octave bass)
20 Silent Night (Verse 1 Mellotron, wind, cosmic sounds; Verse 2 French horn, violas, ‘cellos, bass
An ARP Odyssey Christmas is available via iTunes & CD Baby.