Neal uses his Kurzweil K2500 keyboard which allows him to record the sounds of actual instruments including trumpets, bells, harps, cellos, English horns, violins, choral ensembles, and mighty pipe organs. He can then play them on the keyboard exactly as you would hear them in the concert hall. Neal uses these and other instruments to enhance the variety of moods these carols evoke. His lyricism and gift for orchestration produce a truly uplifting collection.
Because Neal is totally blind, he has had to memorize the numerous options and parameters that are available on this state-of-the-art keyboard. And, perhaps also because he is blind, his music offers us a musical glimpse into the unseen quiet places of our souls.
Neal has accomplished many interesting things, but is most devoted to his music and the impact it can have on the listener. His goal is to have the music he plays â€œSing of feelings deep within the listener, feelings which none of us can completely 'see' unless we close our eyes."
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1. Joy of the World
2. Sweet Little Jesus Boy
3. The First Noel
4. Sussex Carol
5. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
6. Away in a Mnager Medley
7. Angels We have Heard on High
8. Lullaby for the Christ Child
9. We Three Kings
10. I Saw Three Ships
11. O Sanctissima
12. Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
13. Song of Hope and Promise
14. O Little Town of Bethlehem
15. Ding Dong! Merrily on High
16. Lo How a Rose
17. What is This Fragrance
18. Now is Born the Divine Christ Child
19. All my Heart this Night Rejoices
20. Good King Wenceslas
21. In the Twilight of an Evening
22. Silent Night
23. O Come All Ye Faithful