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M Praetorius: Christmas Music /Westminster Cathederal Choir * Parley of Instruments * Hill
Peter Holman
M Praetorius: Christmas Music /Westminster Cathederal Choir * Parley of Instruments * Hill
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 

      
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All Artists: Peter Holman
Title: M Praetorius: Christmas Music /Westminster Cathederal Choir * Parley of Instruments * Hill
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Hyperion UK
Release Date: 7/12/1993
Album Type: Import
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal, Sacred & Religious
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 034571162003

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A bit too "accurate" for my taste
Melanchthon | USA | 09/16/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The selections on the CD can't be beat and the music in itself is incomparable. However, I prefer a more melodic singing style in this type of thing (in comparison to the focus on period accuracy that is "in" in Baroque recordings right now); the sound is more percussive and so the music is not as relaxing as it could be."
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas ...
Eileen O'Brien | Amherst, NH, USA | 01/11/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)

"... or, as the Germans say, "Es weihnachtet sehr." Praetorius was quite the serious religious musician and some of his works are heavy going. The selections here are of the sing-along variety, and I have been known to do so in the car when the mood struck me. It helps to know the German lyrics, too, and I've heard these selections so often, I've memorized them! I don't know, however, why the dances from "Terpsichore" are included on this CD. "Terpsichore" has nothing to do with Christmas, especially not the earnest type of Christmas the Germans of that time celebrated. What the heck, the "Terpsichore" melodies have a good beat, and you can dance to them. All in all, a nice CD, and I have several copies."