A Christmas Pastorale - Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo - Jim Critcher
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A Christmas Pastorale – Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo

A Christmas Pastorale – Newman/Oltman Guitar Duo

Michael Newman and Laura Oltman, both award winning guitarists, serve as the Ensemble-in-Residence at New York’s Mannes College. They have recorded nearly a dozen albums to critical acclaim. “A reference standard” (Billboard). They are champions of new music and enjoy an active academic and performing career.

A Christmas Pastorale: 600 Years of Carols, Chorales, Preludes and Pastorales was released in 1999 by the Musical Heritage Society. Across these thirty tracks can be found some of the greatest music from Epiphany, Advent and Christmas beautifully arranged for two guitars. Spanning almost six centuries from composers such as Bach, Handel, Pachelbel, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Newman and Oltman bring us yet another musical perspective on this rich repertoire.