Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Christopher Tye, Marcel Tournier, Henri Busser|
Rejoice: A String Quartet Christmas 3
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
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Worth it for the last track alone...
Ray Nissen | New York, NY USA | 12/03/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"If you have ever been fortunate enough to attend the annual Candlelight Carol Festival at New York's Riverside Church, then you're no doubt familiar with the hauntingly beautiful piece that closes the service each year "Sleep of the Infant Jesus" by Henri Busser. It's performed in arrangement for viola, harp, and organ and it is truly inspired.In searching for a recording of this piece, I came across this CD here on Amazon and purchased it. Little did I know that not only was I getting the music I wanted, but it is in fact a recording of the very same arrangement, by the same musicians -- and it was recorded at Riverside Church! This track alone (the last on the disc) is worth the price of the CD. But you'll also be treated to several other gems. This is a fine quartet and their performances are uniformly excellent.There are some familiar -- and some not so familiar -- carols here, but it doesn't have to be "Jingle Bells" to evoke a holiday spirit. One curious piece entitled "March of the Three Kings" sounds to me like the beginning of Bizet's "L'Arlsienne Suite No. 1", but I'm not complaining.If you're looking for something a little different to put on during holiday get-togethers, this CD is a great choice. And if you've been to the Carol Festival at Riverside Church, it's a no-brainer."
Pretty music, not particularly festive
Michael Patrey | 11/17/1998
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This is beautifully done, but many songs are not familiar. This does not sound especially Christmasy."
Third Time Is A Charm
Timothy Kearney | Hull, MA United States | 12/11/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the third disc in the Christmas series REJOICE: A STRING QUARTET CHRISTMAS and it basically follows the same formula. Christmas carols are arranged for a string quartet. Listeners may wonder if a third collection is too much of a good thing. While this collection is similar to the first two string quartet collections, it is also significantly different. On this disc listeners enjoy some carols some carols, but it also has some strictly classical tracks. People who love classical music and enjoyed the first collection will certainly enjoy this disc as well as well."