Arrangers: David Klinkenberg; Tom Ameen; Jim Brickman; Steve Sundholm.
With THE HYMNS AND CAROLS OF CHRISTMAS Jim Brickman continues his run as a virtual holiday album cottage industry, serving up yet another dose of soothingly romantic Christmas music. Tackling many of the classics ("Joy To The World," "It Came Upon A Midnight Clear," "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing") in his usual passionately dramatic solo instrumental piano style, Brickman communicates not only the joy but the mixed emotions often attached to the season. Other highlights include vocals from romantic tenor John Trones (on "The Gift") and two different versions of Brickman's composition "Christmas Is."