the most wonderful time of the year

Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, I

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  1. Michelle (unregistered) on December 1st, 2004 @ 7:41 pm

    You asked for “recommendations for where to shop, cheaply and uniquely”:

    Well, here is something which is uniquely NYC:

    Musical Saw & Bells – hear an angel sing

    For a unique Christmas musical treat listen to the heavenly sound of the musical saw with the joyous sounds of English handbells and pitched cowbells, performed by critically acclaimed musical saw & bell player Natalia Paruz at

    Here is what some people have said about this unique CD:

    Peter Schickele, aka PDQ Bach said:

    “Natalia Paruz not only plays the saw beautifully (the idea of playing a carpenter’s saw seems funny, but the sound itself is haunting), she’s also a terrific musician. This recording displays the carols in new and refreshing settings.”

    Zubin Mehta, conductor of the Israel Philharmonic has said: “Natalia is the best saw player I’ve ever worked with”.

    Garrison Keillor, of ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ has called her “Our official musical saw player”.

    William Bolcom, Pulitzer Prize winning composer said: “Amazing and quite musical in the expressiveness she was able to get from a tableful of bells. Brava!” “The musical saw numbers are particularly striking.”

    For a Totally Unique Christmas Gift

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