Here is a beautiful, seasoned live rendition performed by Composer-Pianist Nobuyuki Mizuoka seven years after he debuted this classic original Christmas song in December 2005. Video footage and most photographs by A. Kurita; out-of-country stills from Wikimedia Commons.
A studio recording of this song first appeared on Nobuyuki Mizuoka’s “Departure” album released in November 2006.
Mizuoka-san has a bottomless creative capability that may very well catapult him to great heights as an international-caliber composer-arranger. And how wonderful it would be for that to happen in time for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics!!
The melodies of Composer-Pianist Nobuyuki Mizuoka are routinely featured in the music of the TV-Asahi Channel’s weekly “秘湯ロマン (Hidden Hot Spring Romance)” program in Japan.