SEASONS OF GRACE
Winter 2001

An unusually beautiful album weaving together the themes of christmas and easter in a rich musical tapestry that embraces many musical traditions.

Helma's original songwriting is wrapped in layers of celtic whistles, harp, hurdy-gurdy, fiddle, tabla, sitar, bouzouki, guitars, oud and a wealth of percussion. Every song sheds a different light on these ancient themes.

Seasons of Grace was nominated for Best Folk Release in the 2002 West Coast Music awards.

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SONG LISTING
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Seasons of Grace
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Let all mortal flesh keep silence
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O sing a song of Bethlehem
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La lune soupire
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Dark was the night
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Unlikely Icon
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Amazed
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Friday child
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Divine Conspiracy
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Bethlehem
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Reconciled
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O how shall I receive you
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Grace child

MUSICIANS

Helma Sawatzky - vocals, guitar, piano, flutes. recorders, percussion

Lori Bussani - percussion
Aron Loewen - bgv's, guitar
Stefan Cihelka - tabla
David Manuel - sitar
James Hamilton - sitar
Pierre Imbert - hurdy gurdy
Andre Thibault - bouzouki, guitar, oud, percussion, flutes
Russel Shumsky - bodhran,percussion
Amy Steven - harp, accordion
Chad Joiner - fiddle
Finn Manniche - cello
Lyndon Toftager - B3, synthesizer
Darcy Brown - piano
Harold Wiens - bass
Alexander Maier - oboe

PRODUCERS

Helma Sawatzky & Aron Loewen

STUDIOS

Sapphire Sound
Abbotsford BC, Canada

Riverside Recording
Burnaby BC, Canada

PHOTOGRAPHY

Carmen Tomé

© 2008 helma sawatzky – updated in june 2010