Category: Christmas

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Elizabethan Christmas Anthems
Red Byrd with The Rose Consort Of Viols

Beautiful Elizabethan anthems performed by the seven early music vocalists of Red Byrd (using pronunciation of the period) interspersed with famous pieces for viol consort. The performances aim to recreate the sound world of the Elizabethan age and bring a breath of fresh air to this rich and inspiring music.
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Enchanted Carols

"One of the most delightful & imaginative Christmas records I have ever come across" commented the record reviewer in the Oxford Times and we think this is a fair assessment of our biggest selling album. It is a veritable feast of Christmas music with Victorian musical boxes, handbells, church bells, barrel organs, street pianos, handbell choir and brass band. A kaleidoscope of sounds of the best known carol tunes intermingled with a few lesser known delights, plus the joyous pealing of the bells of St. Mary Redcliffe church in Bristol to start and end this celebration of Christmas.
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Geoffrey Bush - A Christmas Cantata
Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and Orchestra

The highly regarded Cardiff Polyphonic Choir and Orchestra perform the first commercial recording of Geoffrey Bush's beautiful work "A Christmas Cantata". This popular work features well-known carols in a setting for choir with string orchestra and oboe obbligato. Additional Christmas music concludes the album.
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A Tapestry Of Carols
Maddy Prior with The Carnival Band

Maddy Prior is one of the top names on the British folk scene and her album of favourite carols sung in a folk style has become something of a classic. The Carnival Band play a variety of historic instruments including lute, cittern, tabor, violin, recorders, bagpipes, shawm and bassoon. They add a vitally interesting backdrop for Maddy's distinctive vocal qualities.
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Christmas Chant
The Monks of Prinknash Abbey, The Nuns of Stanbrook Abbey

The monks of Prinknash and the nuns of Stanbrook abbeys sing excerpts from the dawn and midnight masses and other traditional Latin plainsong for the season of Christmas. The large, warm acoustic of Stanbrook Abbey chapel is perfect to enable this lovely devotional music to flower. Full texts in Latin and English are supplied.
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Christmas Now Is Drawing Near
Sneak's Noyse / The City Waits

30 of the most beautiful traditional English folk carols performed in an authentic rural style with original instrument accompaniment.
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Old Christmas Return'd
The York Waits with Richard Wistreich (bass)

The music and song of Christmas past from renowned early music bass singer, Richard Wistreich with the ancient shawms, sackbuts, cornetts, hurdy-gurdies, recorders and bagpipes of The York Waits.
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A Celtic Christmas

Song and dance, both exuberant and reflective, to celebrate Christmas from the Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Isle of Man, Britanny and Cornwall with the typical harps, bagpipes and other instruments of each area. Most of the songs are in the original gaelic tongues (with translations in the notes). The singers include Colin MacAllister (Ireland), Arthur Cormack (Scotland), Emma Christian (Isle of Man), Julie Murphy (Wales) and Dave Townsend.
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English Customs and Traditions

Many of these customs go back to the dawn of time and their meaning is often mysterious but somehow are as relevant today and attract a great deal of interest
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Christmas Music Through The Ages

A celebration of festive music with 50 pieces from the 6th to 20th centuries. Choirs, folk ensembles and soloists, handbell choir, brass band, viol consort, monks and nuns, musical boxes, street pianos, bagpipes, renaissance instruments, early music performers. This double set forms part of Saydisc’s 50th Anniversary celebration releases. It is the ultimate Christmas compilation spanning so many centuries and styles and will surely become a classic Saydisc release year on year.
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Awake & Join the Cheerful Choir

MADDY PRIOR and THE CARNIVAL BAND Gallery hymns from the 18th and early 19th centuries and some early folk carols. THE MELLSTOCK BAND & CHOIR perform music from the Hardy family and Puddletown Church manuscripts using authentic instruments as they would have been performed by a village band in Hardy’s Wessex.