Â Los Angeles, Calif. (Oct.30, 2012)â€” The Annie Moses Band celebrates the season with its latest multi-media project, Ultimate Christmas Collection. Releasing nationwide on November 27, the collection fuses timeless carols with new original arrangements. The five-disc package is comprised of an instrumental project, the bandâ€™s chart topping studio album and the record breaking PBS CD/DVD special, providing fans with the complete Annie Moses Band holiday experience.
The album highlights three classic holiday projects from the Annie Moses Band that include, Christmas Bright & Beautiful, This Glorious Christmas and Christmas with the Annie Moses Band live CD/DVD. The project also features a brand new digital release of the bandâ€™s latest seasonal album, Christmas Comes Softly – an instrumental album comprised of original arrangements of holiday favorites. Some of the traditional songs include â€œAve Maria,â€ â€œAngels We Have Heard on High,â€ â€œJoy to the World,â€ and â€œLo! How A Rose â€˜Ere Blooming.â€
Christmas Bright & Beautiful (2008), expertly crafted by Annie Moses Bandâ€™s jazz pianist and arranger, Bill Wolaver, is an instrumental album that features a collection of beautiful Christmas carols that range from gentle impressionism to avant-garde excitement. Performed by the classically-trained musicians of the band, the arrangements reflect the acoustic Annie Moses style of string quartet, harp, guitar, piano and mandolin.
This Glorious Christmas (2008) is the Top 10 Classical Crossover project that introduced the style and sound of Annie Moses Band to the world. This album features studio recordings of fan favorites like â€œGod Rest Ye Merry Gentlemenâ€ and â€œWhen the Christmas Baby Cries.â€
Christmas with Annie Moses Band live CD/DVD (2011) allows fans to enjoy the record-breaking PBS Special in the comfort of their own home. The bandâ€™s live performances showcase classical and jazzy arrangements of carols alongside breathtaking original songs.
To coincide with the release of the Ultimate Christmas Collection, Annie Moses Band will perform an array of songs from the new project on its holiday tour. Â Opening on November 29 in Belleville, Ill., the band will tour in a total of 17 performances throughout the season in markets such as Nashville, Tenn., Ft. Worth, Texas and New Orleans, La. The Christmas tour will be sponsored by Holt International, a non-profit organization that supports special needs children in countries overseas who are awaiting adoption.
After Thanksgiving, PBS will re-air the critically acclaimed Holiday Special that attracted audiences nationwide in 2009. To date, Annie Moses Band has garnered the highest debut for any new artist on the network.Â Check your local listings, or call your PBS station for airtimes.
For more information on the Annie Moses Band Ultimate Christmas Collection, please go to www.anniemosesband.com.