Paul Horn's album is an extraordinary example of Christmas as a point of departure that is unique from every standpoint...conception, repertoire, execution...the arrangements are sublime, serene, soaring, caressing and, indeed, peaceful. -
On The Peace Album, flutist
While The Peace Album is the ideal Christmas record, Horn
hopes that it will transcend the musical and commercial limitations
of that seasonal genre. "The Christmas spirit of peace and goodwill
should vitalize us all year long, not just at Christmas," said
Horn. "By listening to peaceful music, we can experience inner
peace within ourselves and then radiate that spirit to others. As
we project goodwill, we help the world itself become a more peaceful
place. That spirit of peace and goodwill is the essence of this recording."
Familiar Christmas carols on The Peace Album include Silent
Night, Joy to the World, and We Three Kings.
Pieces such as What Child is This,
the artistPaul Horn has performed and recorded throughout the world, applying his artistry to many genres of music in a variety of contexts. As a recording artist, he is well-known for his Inside series, which began in 1968, and includes Inside the Taj Mahal (11062) and Inside the Great Pyramid (12060). Horn became famous in the early 1960s, leading his own jazz quintet and receiving two Grammy Awards for Jazz Suite on the Mass Texts.