WinterSongs

2017

We really love this song. Courtney and I have wanted to record it for years, and this was the perfect opportunity. Enjoy! And please let us know you listened by signing our Guestbook.
We really love this song. Courtney and I have wanted to record it for years, and this was the perfect opportunity. Enjoy! And please let us know you listened by signing our Guestbook.
River
composed by Joni Mitchell
Courtney: vocals / Justin: piano

2016

Traditionally, Justin would end his First Night Bethlehem concerts with this piece. He originally recorded this version for his holiday album A Cup of Kindness.
Traditionally, Justin would end his First Night Bethlehem concerts with this piece. He originally recorded this version for his holiday album A Cup of Kindness.
Auld Lang Syne
Traditional Scots Folk Melody
Justin: piano

2015

This Dar Williams tune has been a favorite of ours for a long time. Courtney takes the lead, Lily gets two solos, and Justin plays three trombones at once.
This Dar Williams tune has been a favorite of ours for a long time. Courtney takes the lead, Lily gets two solos, and Justin plays three trombones at once.
The Christians and The Pagans
composed by Dar Williams
Lily: guest vocals / Courtney: lead vocals / Justin: keyboards, trombones

2014

"Winter Night" was performed by Acoustic Blender. Justin recorded "In The Bleak Midwinter" for his holiday album A Cup of Kindness.
"Winter Night" was performed by Acoustic Blender. Justin recorded "In The Bleak Midwinter" for his holiday album A Cup of Kindness.
Winter Night
by Shelley Jackson Denham, arr. Hope Wesley Harrison
David and Jenny Heitler-Klevans, Hope Wesley Harrison: vocals
Justin: piano, vocals

In The Bleak Midwinter
composed by Gustav Holst
Justin: piano

2013

Justin recorded this beautiful old melody, also known as "Rock of Ages," for his holiday album A Cup of Kindness.
Justin recorded this beautiful old melody, also known as "Rock of Ages," for his holiday album A Cup of Kindness.
Maoz Tzur
Traditional German/Jewish Folk Melody, arranged by Justin Solonynka
Justin: guitar, melodica, toy piano

2012

This was the first time Lily got to sing some actual lyrics! A different version of this recording appears on A Cup of Kindness.
This was the first time Lily got to sing some actual lyrics! A different version of this recording appears on A Cup of Kindness.
Jingle Bells
music and lyrics by James Pierpont
Lily: lead vocals / Courtney: vocal coach, guest vocals, baby wrangler
Justin: strumstick, guitar, tambourine, melodica, panpipes, pennywhistle, trumpet, trombone

2011

Courtney takes lead vocals on this rockin' holiday tune. Justin attempts a trombone solo. And Lily says her favorite word (at the time).
Courtney takes lead vocals on this rockin' holiday tune. Justin attempts a trombone solo. And Lily says her favorite word (at the time).
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree
music and lyrics by Johnny Marks
Lily: guest vocals / Courtney: lead vocals, baby wrangler
Justin: keyboards, programming, trombone, backing vocals

2010

We recorded this one to celebrate the arrival of Lily. This was her vocal debut!
We recorded this one to celebrate the arrival of Lily. This was her vocal debut!
What Child Is This
English Melody, arranged by Justin Solonynka
Lily: opening vocals / Courtney: chorus vocals, baby wrangler
Justin: keyboards, programming, melodica, pennywhistle

2009

Courtney sings one of her favorite tunes, and Justin reimagines "Christmas Time Is Here" in 5/4 time.
Courtney sings one of her favorite tunes, and Justin reimagines "Christmas Time Is Here" in 5/4 time.
Song for a Winter's Night

composed by Gordon Lightfoot

Courtney: lead vocals / 
Justin: keyboards, programming, vocals

Christmas Time Is Here

composed by Vince Guaraldi

Justin: keyboards, trombone, trumpet

2008

Courtney and Justin celebrate living in sin (they were married a few months later) with this classic holiday duet.
Courtney and Justin celebrate living in sin (they were married a few months later) with this classic holiday duet.
Baby, It's Cold Outside
music and lyrics by Frank Loesser
Courtney: vocals / Justin: keyboards, programming, vocals

2007

Here's where it all started...
Justin's original five-song "Christmas Letter" EP!
Here's where it all started...
Justin's original five-song "Christmas Letter" EP!

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