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The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
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The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
 
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The original Christmas Revels recording features many audience favorites including signature piece "Lord of the Dance," sung by Revels founder John Langstaff. Includes traditional & ritual carols, dances, and processionals...  more »

      
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All Artists: Revels
Title: The Christmas Revels: In Celebration of the Winter Solstice
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Revels Records
Release Date: 10/17/1995
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: World Music, Special Interest, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 738871107824, 738871107848

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The original Christmas Revels recording features many audience favorites including signature piece "Lord of the Dance," sung by Revels founder John Langstaff. Includes traditional & ritual carols, dances, and processionals from Medieval England, in celebration of the winter solstice. Also includes children's songs and Shakespeare verses, as well as scenes from a mummers play.

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Welcome Yule!
C. Mooney | Phila, PA | 11/26/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is without a doubt, hands down the VERY BEST Christmas CD in existence. And no, I'm not being dramatic. This music has actually become part of my family's Christmas tradition. We keep ourselves in suspense until Christmas Eve, and then we finally put on the CD and listen and dance and sing along together. Please give yourself and your family the gift of this music. It is worth every penny, 20 times over."
Feels like your'e at a local play
merrymousies | Waterford, VA USA | 11/02/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is a neat CD - its very down to earth - very renaissance sounding with trumpets, flutes, and voices that are more like those out of a play than a usual holiday cd that is dense with choirs, polished singing. Most all the songs are all up-beat and while some might be familiar (e.g. here we come a wassailing, 12days of christmas) many were new to me. Really a fresh way to celebrate. All the songs seem to be very traditional in terms of toasts that might be given at a feast or songs that would be sung at a celtic feast. There were some songs that I prefer to skip over that talk to killing animals for the feast etc."
Dance Then! WhereEVER you may be.
merrymousies | 12/05/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Christmas Revels is an experience like no other. In the truest form of community theater the cast develops a neighborhood of families of all ethnic and material standing and presents Christmas as it may have been. Come with us, and celebrate the shortest day! Go Yule!"