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Noels Celtiques: Celtic Christmas Music From Brittany
L'Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde
Noels Celtiques: Celtic Christmas Music From Brittany
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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The spirited L'Ensemble Choral du Bout (the Chorale Ensemble of the World's End) formed in 1977 to preserve the Celtic musical heritage of Brittany, a Celtic region in northwest France. Comprised of two smaller regional ch...  more »

      
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All Artists: L'Ensemble Choral Du Bout Du Monde
Title: Noels Celtiques: Celtic Christmas Music From Brittany
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Green Linnet
Original Release Date: 9/14/1998
Re-Release Date: 9/15/1998
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: British & Celtic Folk, Celtic, Europe, Continental Europe, Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 048248312424, 048248312448

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The spirited L'Ensemble Choral du Bout (the Chorale Ensemble of the World's End) formed in 1977 to preserve the Celtic musical heritage of Brittany, a Celtic region in northwest France. Comprised of two smaller regional choirs as well as singers from over 40 villages, the ensemble offers a lighter alternative to the slower, more solemn albums of Christmas church music. Recorded at Landévennec Abbey, this CD has an ancient, Celtic feel with instrumentation from flutes, claviers, bagpipes, guitar, and organ while often feeling contemporary during the livelier, melodious songs. There are original compositions here from choir director Christian Desbordes that weave in nicely with the traditional, Christian works. A good choice for the beginning listener of sacred Christmas music. --Karen Karleski

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CD Reviews

Wow, wonderful, fantastic!
10/28/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A Christmas album to treasure all year, Noels Celtics contains delicate Medieval harmonies both vocal and instrumental, with just the right mixture of sacred "Church" music, French and Celtic flavor. While this outstanding collection avoids overused holiday ditties, the music still seems familiar--with many echoes of the carols passed down to us today. This CD is sure to delight anyone looking for somethng a little different for the holidays."
Glorious
05/30/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Here it is. This is quite simply some of the loveliest music recorded. Even if you only listen to it at Christmas time (and there is no reason you can't spin it year round) this one belongs in your collection. As music from Brittany (the Celtic region of France) the songs are sung in Breton (not French as stated by one reviewer) but this should prove no obstacle to those desiring moving, beautiful music. The final minute (and a few seconds) of the final track of this CD is simply some of the most stirring Celtic music ever recorded, and given the gorgeousness of this entire CD that is saying quite a bit!"
An Exceptional Holiday Treat
Jody Allen | US | 07/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Finding unusual Christmas music has become a delightful way to bring in the holiday season. With the richness of the Celtic world this cd was an exceptionally delightful find. The music is unlike any Christmas music we have found of late and should be aquired by those who want a sound that is sure to touch deep in ones soul. As one who loves any type of Celtic music this was an exceceptional addition to our growing collection of Celtic music, as there is little offered that reflects the hauntingly beautiful sound of the music of Brittany. This Christmas ask for it to find its way to your Christmas stocking, you won't be disappointed. Although you will find your self listening to it all year long. IT is that unique."