This arrangement I can not claim, well, I transcribed it by ear from the David Foster Christmas CD the best I could, so, it is based on the arrangement by Johnny Mandel.
All the strings are GOS with a few GPO solo violins for sweetening, (I didn't have the Garritan Stradivarius Solo Violin library then), the rest of the orchestral instruments are GPO. If my memory serves me correct, the piano, vibes, saxes, drums and guitar are all JABB (Garritan Jazz and Big Band). The upright acoustic bass is the wonderful Spectrasonics Trilogy acoustic bass.
I used one impulse response for everything. It is a Lexicon 480L impulse responses from Altiverb 5. In Altiverb it is called L480, one of the 98 available impulse responses of a Lexicon studio reverb unit. I did not want this arrangement to sound like it was recorded in a concert hall. I went after a more contemporary intimate studio sound, hence the Lexicon.
I don't recollect hearing this one previously, Dan; or perhaps it
was some time ago -- but I'm glad it came up again!
Aside from a welcome breath of Christmas in June... lol -- just fantastic skill in the rendering of this, as always. The nuancing
and finesse you exercise is phenomenal; yet always musically
astute, as well.