WinterSongs

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. Enjoy! And please sign our Guestbook.

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. Enjoy! And please sign our Guestbook.
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 2007 five-song "Christmas Letter" EP!

Here's where it all started...
Justin's 2007 five-song "Christmas Letter" EP!

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