Serenade

Old Fashioned Rustic Romance

A lush instrumental collection of love ballads and traditional tunes, arranged with a touch of Appalachian and Country style, plus elements of jazz and cabaret in some songs. "Torch" violin with strings, accoustic guitars, bass, accordion, & mandolin.

If you enjoy instrumental accoustic music, just right for sitting by a fireside, in a rustic cafe, or for relaxing on your couch, then this CD is for you. "Serenade" is a collection of love songs, folk songs, and religious tunes in a slightly rustic style with touches of Appalachia. It features Gary Schnitzer on violin, along with his ensemble of accoustic guitars, bass, mandolin, and accordion. And a lush carpet of string harmonies interwoven throughout. It also has some jazz and cabaret styles in songs like "La Vie en Rose" and "The Sweetheart Tree". It ends with a haunting rendition of "Ashokan Farewell", which was used effectively in the Ken Burns' PBS Civil War series on TV.

This lushly and colorfully packaged CD makes an endearing romantic or sentimental gift. It is wonderful background music for relaxation, nostalgia, or romance.

PayPal price: $12 (includes shipping and handling for US orders). There is a shipping surcharge for all international orders (outside the US).

Preview Title Track Time

Violin Music

Can't Help Falling in Love With You 4:22

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Tammy 2:54

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Tennessee Waltz 3:16

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Shall We Gather At the River 2:45

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True Love 3:49

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Edelweiss 3:43

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Hi Lilli Hi Lo 2:58

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La Vie En Rose 5:36

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The Sweetheart Tree 2:56

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Where Is Your Heart? 3:43

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Love Me Tender 3:08

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Simple Gifts 2:50

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Sweet Dreams 2:58

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Ashokan Farewell 4:17