Relaxing Christmas Music - Great for Meditation!
Russell Clay | New York, NY United States | 10/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There are 2 groups of people in the world - those who endure Christmas music, and those who long for it. Yes, this is a simplistic generalization, but hey, it serves the purpose for this CD review!
I am in the group that longs for Christmas music. I truly never get tired of the old standards, and my collection far exceeds what I can hear even by listening to music every day from December 1 through New Year's Eve. I love carols, and classical pieces; I love the Messiah and Burl Ives...can't get enough of them!
So you'll understand when I say that Aureole's "Christmas Wishes" is a joy and a delight, something I can listen to as I go about my holidays, something to play as background during holiday parties...music to enjoy as a direct listening experience or just as a calming voice while other things take center stage.
The music is wonderful to listen to while doing Yoga or meditating, and I even use it while doing Reiki! It's spiritual without being religious, light and joyful without being pretentious, and extremely well recorded, so the sound quality is flawless.
A hearty recommendation from a true lover of Christmas music. Buy this CD -- you won't be disappointed!"
Heavenly, Ethereal Christmas Music
L. M Young | Marietta, GA USA | 08/11/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"My favorite Christmas music has always been instrumental, especially that done on harps, dulcimers, flutes, and other sweet-voiced instruments. While listening to XM Radio's "Holiday Traditions" for the past two Christmas seasons, I found several presentations of familiar carols beautiful and arresting. When checking the display of the radio, I noted that these pieces were all by the group Aureole. When I ordered the album, I was not disappointed by the other pieces I had not heard broadcast. Sweet, serene, perfect for a quiet Christmas Eve by the lighted Christmas tree or a crackling fire."