Bright Day Star 994 CD (2007)

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Label Harmonia Mundi, U.s.a.
SKU 203614230
UPC 053479019820
UPC 14 00053479019820
Format CD
Release Date 10/9/2007
Author Baltimore Consort
Compilation Appearance Celtic Spirit
Associated Artist/Work LaRue, Custer
Technical Info
Engineer Craig Dory; David H. Walters; Douglas Brown; Brian C. Peters
Producer Douglas Brown
CatalogID DOR-90198
Lable Name Dorian
Released 03/01/2009
Original Release 1994
Number of Discs 1
Length 64m : 52s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
UPC 00053479019820
Album Notes and Credits
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).
Liner Note Author: Mary Anne Ballard .
Recording information: Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Troy, NY (01/1994).
Editor: Douglas Brown.
Illustrator: Beilbello Da Pavia.
Unknown Contributor Roles: Chris Norman; Katherine A. Dory.
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
Disc 1
1 Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
2 Cherry Tree Carol
3 The Wren Song
4 Ding Dong! Merrily on high
5 The Old Year now away is fled
6 Christmas Day in da Mornin'
7 Wir singen dir, Immanuel
8 Wassail Song
9 Een Kindeken is ons geboren
10 The bellman's Carol
11 A Christmas Jig
12 Musae Sioniae: Es ist ein' Ros' entsprungen
13 In dulci jubilo
14 Rorate coeli desuper
15 Drive the cold winter away
16 Remember, O thou man
17 Quem pastores laudavere
18 Christmas is my name
19 In dir ist Freude
20 The Shropshire wakes, or, Hey for Christmas
Product Attributes
Artist Baltimore Consort
Label Dorian Recordings
Music Format Compact Disc
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