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A Victorian Christmas
Robin Petrie
A Victorian Christmas
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, New Age, Classical
 
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Christmas had been a much neglected holiday until the Victorians revived its beloved traditions - trimming the tree, hanging the mistletoe, decking the hall...and celebrating it all in songs called carols. A Victorian Chri...  more »

      
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All Artists: Robin Petrie
Title: A Victorian Christmas
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gourd Music
Original Release Date: 5/1/1991
Re-Release Date: 7/1/1991
Genres: Folk, Special Interest, New Age, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090167012527, 090167012541

Synopsis

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Christmas had been a much neglected holiday until the Victorians revived its beloved traditions - trimming the tree, hanging the mistletoe, decking the hall...and celebrating it all in songs called carols. A Victorian Christmas offers a delightful assortment of the popular carols of the time, from those still well-known today, including The First Noel, God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen, Greensleeves, The Holly and the Ivy and The Wassail Song; to a treasure trove of lesser known gems including The Cherry Tree Carol, The Carnal and the Crane and My Dancing Day. Featuring the lyrical hammered dulcimer (or, as the Victorians called it, the "piano harp") of Robin Petrie in sparkling arrangements which also include different combinations of piano, strings, harp and guitar.

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CD Reviews

A holiday neccesity!
09/21/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"It doesn't seem like the holiday season if I don't have a cup of cocoa, a cozy fire and these magnificent carols playing in the background. Truly a work of art!"
Lives Up To It's Title
K. Giorlando | Eastpointe, Michigan United States | 05/30/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Robin Petrie, perhaps the finest hammered dulcimer player in the world, has put together the ultimate Victorian Christmas cd. From the selection of carols to the traditional style in which they are played, this is a 'museum piece,' that is, worthy of historical value. When people today or in the future want to here Christmas past, this (and it's sister cd - "Noel") is the music they will reach for. This is NOT 'New Age' music, this is TRADITIONAL Christmas music, second to none. A great collection of known and not so well known carols to be played in a candle lit room with a sprig of holly over the door. Why am I writing this when I should be thinking of Summer (it is May as I write this)? Well, that's how great this cd is - It's on my mind even during the warm months. Yes, I wait until at least November before I play it, but it's on my mind none-the-less...."
Wonderful!
K. Giorlando | 12/14/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This CD is charmingly beautiful. It is quiet enough to play during Christmas dinner, or a quiet evening gazing at the Christmas tree. I also like to listen to it while decorating or baking. It creates a wonderful Christmas mood in my home. The music is quiet and elegant, yet festive."