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Harp of Christmas Peace
Welcome to the healing simplicity of a peaceful Christmas CD and cassette by therapeutic harpist Diane Schneider. All tunes were performed and sequenced according to therapeutic principles to stabilize heart rate, soothe anxiety, and encourage restful sleep. May it bring you the peace of this holy season!

Christmas peace is the theme of this recording, because we have never needed peace more: peace in our world, especially since the tragedies of September 11, 2001; peace in our minds and bodies, if we are ill; and peace in our hearts, which begins with the Great Love which Christmas celebrates.

Selections to be enjoyed

1.    O Come O come Emmanuael
2.    Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming
3.   Good King Wenceslas
4.   The First Noel
5.   O Come Little Children
6.   Christ Child's Lullaby
7.   Bohemian Carol
8.   Shaker Christmas Song
9.   Bring a Torch, Jeannette Isabella
10. Huron Carol
11. Greensleeves
12. All Through the Night
13. I wonder As I Wander
14. Silent Night
15. Bonus Track - Snow Angels

The Bonus Track, "Snow Angels," a 7-minute floating improvisation, was composed for all creatures everywhere who are in need of healing and peace. It reminds me of the sparkle and fall of first snowflakes from the night sky...may it fall upon your tired or needy spirit as God's healing touch...the way we used to catch snowflakes on our tongues as children. Peace to us all!

Total Running Time:  54:13

Each CD is $ 17.00 plus $ 4.00 for shipping and handling (US Funds)
Cassettes are $ 12.00 plus $3.00 for shipping and handling (US Funds)

TO ORDER, or for bulk prices, please email: Diane Schneider
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P.O. Box 861067
St. Augustine, FL   32086

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Huron Carol

(This haunting carol originated in Central Ontario, and reflects Christmas as seen through the eyes of the Huron Indians.)

'Twas in the moon of winter time,
When all the birds had fled,
That mighty Gitchi Manitou
Sent angel choirs instead;
Before their light the stars grew dim,
And wond'ring hunters heard the hymn:
Jesus, your King is born,
Jesus is born, In excelsis gloria.

Within a lodge of broken bark
The tender babe was found,
A ragged robe of rabbit skin
Enwrapped his beauty round;
But as the hunter braves drew nigh
The angel song rang loud and high:
Jesus, your King, is born,
Jesus is born, In excelsis gloria.

O children of the forest free,
O sons of Manitou,
The holy child of earth and heav'n
Is born today for you.
Come, kneel before the radiant boy,
Who brings you beauty, peace, and joy:
Jesus, your King, is born,
Jesus is born, In excelsis gloria.

Saint Jean de Brebeuf, a Jesuit missionary to the Hurons, wrote this carol in their language as both gift and to help in his missionary and teaching efforts. Pere Brebeuf's carol was translated by Jesse Edgar Middleton who died in 1960. The carol was in recent years included in an album by Bruce Cockburn. It was included in "The Hymn Book of the Anglican Church of Canada and the United Church of Canada" in 1971. It is also found in the Methodist Hymnal. The carol is variously known as "The Huron Carol" or as " 'Twas In The Moon Of Winter Time."