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Are there music lovers on your list? Have you decided what your Christmas card is going to be this year? Tony DeSare’s Christmas Home holiday card is the perfect gift for everyone this holiday season!

Featuring a small chamber orchestra accompanying Tony’s vocals, the recording is a mix of the most loved Christmas songs for generations and a few new DeSare originals. (See track list and listen below!) Each CD comes in a holiday card with a page to write your own message and even comes with an envelope. All you have to do is address it and mail it out!

See below on how to order. The most popular option is 10 cards for $100 though if we want to get one for everyone on your list you can order a pack of 20 for $150. Considering that Christmas cards can easily cost up to $8 these days, a card that contains a gift that can be enjoyed for years to come is a big bonus. Listen and learn more about the music and preview the whole album before you buy.

Merry Christmas!

THE MUSIC


      I'll Be Home for Christmas

      It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas
      Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
      Christmas Home
      Oh Holy Night!
      White Christmas
      Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy
      The Christmas Song
      Silent Night
      Christmas For You and Me (Bonus)

MAKING THE ALBUM

The music of Christmas Home is a labor of love and was recorded over the summer of 2015 at my home studio in Peekskill, NY and engineered by Bill Moss. The arrangements were written by Fred Barton and Tedd Firth who I collaborated closely with over the few months before the session. I then continued production work and mixed the project with the final masters being prepared by Sabino Cannone in Milan, Italy. It’s been great fun, exhausting and ultimately very rewarding to make this for you all.

The inspiration for this project came from a relatively obscure Frank Sinatra album from 1957 called Close to You and More. It was the only time Sinatra recorded an entire album with just a small chamber orchestra. The album was arranged by Nelson Riddle and featured the Hollywood String Quartet led by Felix Slatkin. I only recently discovered it and fell in love with it instantly. It has since become in my top 5 all-time favorite Frank Sinatra recordings.

I financed and produced this project myself. I considered trying to use Kickstarter or another crowd funding site but I decided I would rather let my audience decide if they want to support what I’m making after hearing it. I would love to do more recordings like this one in the future and will hopefully be able to with all your support for Christmas Home! Thank you for making it possible to create music every day.

Yours,
Tony Sig002

GET YOUR COPIES NOW!


Individual (Jewel Case)
$20
1 CD Copy of "Christmas Home"
Standard Jewel Case
Just Close Friends
$75
5 CD Copies of "Christmas Home"
5 Greeting Card Cases
The Whole Family
$100
10 CD Copies of "Christmas Home"
10 Greeting Card Cases
Extended Family
$150
20 CD Copies of "Christmas Home"
20 Greeting Card Cases

You can also buy through if you prefer!

 

THE MUSICIANS

Tony and crew recording Christmas Home in Upstate, NY.

Violin I – Michael Ludwig

Violin II – Rachael Ludwig

Viola – Peter Kiral

Cello – Gjilberta Lucaj

Bass – Mimi Jones

Harp – Kristi Shade

Flute – Alex Sopp

Oboe – Alexandra Knoll

French Horn – Michael P. Atkinson

Guitar – Edward Decker

Drums – Michael Klopp

Tedd Firth – Piano on Oh Holy Night

Tony DeSare – Celesta, Glockenspiel, piano on Dance of Sugar Plum Fairy, Christmas For You and Me and 18 Versions of Jingle Bells.

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