Steve's Recordings
The Door to Christmas (with Dave Neiman)

Two hammered dulcimers welcome in the season! Steve paired up with National Hammered Dulcimer Champion Dave Neiman to create a warm tapestry of holiday cheer that you may want to play in July. The Door to Christmas is a wonderful blend of traditional favorites, international gems, and a few surprises. Almost 50 minutes of really lovely instrumental music is played with delicacy, assuredness, and a good humor. Features two hammered dulcimers with piano, guitar, cello, recorders, violin, and bass. (1993)

What they say...

"Christmas wouldn't be complete without the sparkling, crystalline sounds of the hammered dulcimer, and Neiman and Schneider on dual hammered dulcimers tackle the typical carols with a joyful abandon that borders on giddy. The real pearls here are the lesser known works, and there's also a few original tunes that are worthy entries into the pantheon of Christmas music. As usual, Neiman and Schneider, who have both previously recorded dulcimer albums, are excellent musicians and their selection is superb." —Dirty Linen Magazine

"This is one Christmas album you won't ever tire of!" —NAPRA Trade Journal

"This is not your ordinary collection of Christmas songs. It is a magnificent array of seasonal songs and the music is performed with such strength, beauty, and warmth you feel at once at home with them. The Door to Christmas is enlightening, stunning, and moving- all at once. Wonderful job by Dave Neiman and Steve Schneider."—New England Performer

Titles

  • Angels We Have Heard On High;
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
  • Carol of the Birds
  • The Eagle King's Carol;
  • A La Nanita Nana
  • Rejoice Greatly, O Daughter of Zion (from "The Messiah")
  • Silent Night
  • Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Sussex Carol/ The Door to Christmas
  • Only a Manger Bed
  • Nutcracker March/Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy (from "The Nutcracker")
  • Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
  • Medley: Good King Wenceslas/Deck the Halls/Joy to the World


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