The Christmas Story
A Quiet offering to the infant King by pianist Carl Granieri
A collection of soft, prayerful piano pieces originally recorded as a personal Christmas Gift for my wife Martie.
This is a spontaneous performance,
improvised on the spot with no planning or forethought.
...just prayer while in the True Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
This has Blessed our family.
Now we hope it will Bless yours.
By playing while praying, by God's Grace the music came out very beautiful.
These are improvised reflections based on Christmas Carols we all know and love, and the pieces are bound together in relation to the Nativity story.
It makes for lovely music of the Season
perfect to turn off all the lights,
except your Christmas Tree,
and just sit quietly with a cup of tea and enjoy the Gift of Jesus.
Advent - O Come O Come Emmanuel / People Look East
Birth - Gentle Woman / Away in a Manger / Lullaby and Good Night
Angels - Angels We Have Heard On High
Shepherds - The Little Drummer Boy / The 1st Noel
Wise Men - Carol of the Bells / We Three Kings / I Exault Thee
All Men - O Come All Ye Faithful / God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
With Love from our family to yours at Christmas
Carl and Martie and all of us at Hearts Afire