A Winter Symphony

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A Winter Symphony
Studio album by Sarah Brightman
Released4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)
GenreVocal, Christmas
Length43:50
LabelManhattan
ProducerFrank Peterson
Sarah Brightman chronology
Symphony
(2008)
A Winter Symphony
(2008)
Symphony: Live in Vienna
(2009)
Singles from A Winter Symphony
  1. "Silent Night"
    Released: 11 October 2008 (2008-10-11)
  2. "I Believe in Father Christmas"
    Released: 4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)
  3. "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"
    Released: 5 December 2008 (2008-12-05)
 
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A Winter Symphony
Studio album by Sarah Brightman
Released4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)
GenreVocal, Christmas
Length43:50
LabelManhattan
ProducerFrank Peterson
Sarah Brightman chronology
Symphony
(2008)
A Winter Symphony
(2008)
Symphony: Live in Vienna
(2009)
Singles from A Winter Symphony
  1. "Silent Night"
    Released: 11 October 2008 (2008-10-11)
  2. "I Believe in Father Christmas"
    Released: 4 November 2008 (2008-11-04)
  3. "I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"
    Released: 5 December 2008 (2008-12-05)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]

A Winter Symphony is a Christmas album from the English soprano singer Sarah Brightman, released in November 2008.[2]

Album information[edit]

This album borrows its name from Brightman's earlier 2008 album, Symphony. A deluxe edition was released through Barnes & Noble which included extra tracks and a DVD that featured documentary segments "The Making of A Winter Symphony", a promotional photo gallery, and Brightman's live performances of "Fleurs du Mal", "Symphony", "Let It Rain", and "Running" from Fashion on Ice.

In the week of 15–22 December, Brightman's "Silent Night" was the iTunes "Free Single of the Week". The "I Believe in Father Christmas" single was accompanied by a video.[3] Brightman also performed at the "Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade" performing "Silent Night" on 23 December 2008, broadcast by ABC until 25 December 2008.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleLength
1."Arrival"  3:15
2."Colder than Winter"  4:02
3."Ave Maria" (feat. Fernando Lima)4:08
4."Silent Night"  3:08
5."In the Bleak Midwinter"  3:43
6."I've Been This Way Before"  3:50
7."Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"  3:58
8."Child in a Manger"  3:08
9."I Wish It Could Be Christmas Everyday"  4:48
10."Amazing Grace"  3:04
11."Ave Maria"  2:52
12."I Believe in Father Christmas"  3:44
Total length:
43:50

Singles[edit]

Chart performance[edit]

Selling about 14,000 copies on the first week in the United States, the album debuted at number thirty-eight on the Billboard Top 200. It also made another debuts such as the Top Classical Crossover Albums at number-three;[5] It scored a number six in the Top Holiday Albums, being the first entry for Brightman on this chart[6] and debuted at number-four on the Top Internet Albums. In Japan, the album debuted in the top 15. It entered the chart at No. 12 selling 13,953 copies in the first week on chart.[7]

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