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Learn more about Bright Day Star 994:

Format: CD
Sku: 203614230
UPC: 053479019820
UPC 14: 00053479019820
Release Date: 10/9/2007
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Tomorrow shall be my dancing day ~ William Sandys
2. Cherry Tree Carol ~ Traditional
3. The Wren Song ~ Traditional
4. Ding Dong! Merrily on high ~ Traditional
5. The Old Year now away is fled ~ Traditional
6. Christmas Day in da Mornin' ~ Traditional
7. Wir singen dir, Immanuel ~ Traditional
8. Wassail Song ~ Traditional
9. Een Kindeken is ons geboren ~ John Bull (1562 - 1628)
10. The bellman's Carol ~ Traditional
11. A Christmas Jig ~ Traditional
12. Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen ~ Michael Praetorious (1571 - 1621)
13. In dulci jubilo ~ Johann Michael Bach (1648 - 1694)
14. Rorate coeli desuper ~ Traditional
15. Drive the cold winter away ~ Traditional
16. Remember, O thou man ~ Thomas Ravenscroft (circa 1590 - circa 1633)
17. Quem pastores laudavere ~ Traditional
18. Christmas is my name ~ Traditional
19. In dir ist Freude ~ Traditional
20. The Shropshire wakes, or, Hey for Christmas ~ Traditional

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Custer LaRue (soprano); Mark Cudek (bandora, cittern, viol); Ronn McFarlane (lute); Mary Anne Ballard (rebec, viol); Larry Lipkis (viol, recorder, gemshorn); Chris Norman (wooden flute); Webb Wiggins (organ).
Muze PNote Liner Note Author: Mary Anne Ballard .
Muze PNote Recording information: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY (01/1994).
Muze PNote Editor: Douglas Brown.
Muze PNote Illustrator: Beilbello Da Pavia.
Muze PNote Unknown Contributor Roles: Chris Norman; Katherine A. Dory.
Muze PNote It's important to know the difference between 20th century Christmas pop and European Christmas folk carols. While favorites like "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town," "Jingle Bells," and Mel Torm?'s "The Christmas Song" are examples of American Christmas pop, Bright Day Star: Music for the Yuletide Season focuses largely on traditional European Christmas carols. Most of the songs that the Baltimore Consort embrace on this CD date back to 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th-century Europe, although a few are American folk pieces that originated in Appalachia in the 20th century. The European Yuletide carols or dance songs that the Consort (which has an engaging female soprano vocalist in Custer LaRue) chose for Bright Day Star range from Irish ("The Wren Song") and British ("Drive the Cold Winter Away," "Hey, for Christmas") to German ("Wir Singen Dir, Immanuel"). All of these songs are a product of Christian traditions, and yet, one needn't embrace the Christian faith to appreciate them. Just as one can enjoy Indian ragas without being a Hindu, listeners can appreciate this CD's richness whether or not they actually celebrate Christmas. ~ Alex Henderson

Producer: Douglas Brown

Engineer: Craig Dory; David H. Walters; Douglas Brown; Brian C. Peters

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Celtic Spirit

Associated Artists and Works

LaRue, Custer

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/01/2009
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1994
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : DOR-90198
Music Label Name Label : Dorian
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : DDD
Music UPC UPC : 00053479019820

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Baltimore Consort
Product attributeLabel:   Dorian Recordings
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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