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A Festival Of Carols / Robert Shaw Chorale
Robert Shaw Chorale
A Festival Of Carols / Robert Shaw Chorale
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No Description Available No Track Information Available Media Type: CD Artist: SHAW,ROBERT Title: FESTIVAL OF CAROLS Street Release Date: 10/01/1999

      
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Media Type: CD
Artist: SHAW,ROBERT
Title: FESTIVAL OF CAROLS
Street Release Date: 10/01/1999

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The Voice of Christmas
John Parker Marmaro | Spring Hill, Florida | 12/17/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I (as others reviewing this CD) remember these recordings as a child. They have included most (but not all) of the original LP "Joy to the World", which was entirely sung a-cappella. In this release, they have interspersed the a-cappella carols with big orchestrated numbers. But what stays in the mind, in the soul, are the beautiful a-capella hymns, and especially the less-known ones: the versions of "Pat-A-Pan" and The Carol of the Bells, to cite two examples, are exquisite. Some of the wonderful and rare carols included are "Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella", "Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day", "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" (one of the oldest carols in English), The Coventry Carol, and "I Wonder As I Wander (one of the earliest native American carols). Of all the albums we listened to while I was growing up, this is the one for which I have the deepest love. Even in its hybridized form, it's great to have it on CD!"
Timeless Robert Shaw
Daniel G. Berk | West Bloomfield, Michigan | 08/10/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There is such an immediacy and current feeling to these recordings that it seems hard to believe that they were made in 1957 and 1963. The reissue of 1987 was a welcome return of an old friend. Alas, it appears that that reissue is no longer available. One can only hope that that will not remain the situation for long.This is an excellent and varied selection of carols, and the CD provides an hour-plus of extremely enjoyable listening."
THE Carols for The Festival
Daniel G. Berk | 10/19/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Compared to other collections of Christmas carols, this shines forth as the standard. It is as if Shaw tried not to "interpret" these classics, but rather perform them "as they were intended to be performed." I think you'll agree.In 1987, I bought the cassette of the re-release. I played it even as it was so worn it squeaked. It was years before I was able to find it on the Internet (thanks, Amazon.com) and replace my worn-out tape."