Heart of the Holidays – Music


Browsing the internet this morning, I came across this unique and touching CD that goes along with the theme of the Heart of the Holidays book – and BY THE SAME NAME!  So of course, it got MY attention. I listened to title theme song track and then a few more songs, and ordered it!

“The songs on my albums, although they’re mostly instrumental, each carry a lot of meaning with them. I have a very vivid image in my head when I write, which I try to convey musically and melodically. My goal is to get you to feel what I’m feeling, without using words.”
~ Laurie Z.

Touching the heart with music, Heart of the Holidays is a celebration of the season. Included are creative new interpretations of the traditional Chanukah songs "Mo’oz Tsur" and "Sivivon." Two original numbers written and performed by Laurie Z., "Heart of the Holidays" and "Warmth From Within" easily hold their own next to the traditional songs we all know by heart. Playful touches are included, like special guest, late actor Jack Palance singing "I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus," topping it all off with Jack Palance’s delightful reading of "The Night Before Christmas."

Read more about musical prodigy Laurie Zeluck Carter here.

A touching tribute to Laurie’s life is posted here (1957-2006).