Updated: Jan 19, 2021
Stephen Weber is a composer, pianist, organist and Doctor of Fine Arts based in Chickasha, Oklahoma. He has recorded and released a number of his own original works as well as adaptations of the works of other composers, past and present. Styles of music Stephen has performed and released cover the broad Classical piano spectrum. Some of his original works have demonstrated him branching out into Ambient, Electronic music, and Avant-Garde territories with more dissonant and atonal experimentation. Stephen has recently released a number of melodic light Classical piano based works in time for Christmas. His adaptation of "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" stood out to me most with its warm tonal quality and expressive nature. His performance very nicely captures the more reflective, solemn, spiritual essence of the holiday season without coming across as forced or contrived one bit. The overall texture and sound quality compliments the arrangements smoothly and fluidly. While "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel" stood out to me as the highlight, he has some additional holiday themed singles - "Silent Night", "What Child is This?" and "Still Still Still" - that are worth checking out. These works also remain consistent in solemn tone, rich piano timbre, and perfectly placed performance that doesn't spew forth any excess or self-indulgence.
If you're looking for some music for the Holiday season that isn't the dance-like, hunky dory, overly sentimental, feel-good type of Christmas music, then I certainly recommend checking out "O Come, O Come Emmanuel" as well as the other delightfully reflective compositions that Stephen Weber has to offer you throughout the Christmas season. If you like what you hear, then I highly recommend exploring the rest of his masterful works and full-length albums to get an even wider scope of his astonishing versatility and impeccable musicianship.