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Bright Day Star
The Baltimore Consort
Bright Day Star
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Classical
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Bright Day Star by The Baltimore Consort


CD Details

All Artists: The Baltimore Consort
Title: Bright Day Star
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dorian Recordings
Original Release Date: 1/1/2001
Re-Release Date: 4/16/2009
Genres: Folk, World Music, Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Traditional Folk, Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Sacred & Religious
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 053479019820, 053479019844


Album Description
Bright Day Star by The Baltimore Consort

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CD Reviews

Why to get this disc (in rhyme)
NotATameLion | Michigan | 11/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"'Twas the day after Thanksgiving, and all through the house, Christmas spirit was stirring and starting to rouse feelings of joy and expectation in the hearts of the people who were there. Beautiful music and Custer LaRue's singing filled the air.Wonderful songs, written by people long dead, caused pictures to form and stories to dance through each listening head. Stories of a virgin bearing a child, stories of the little Savior's entrance into this world...meek and mild. Each song is sung with such haunting beauty and care. The Consort's playing could not be more wonderfully fair. Each song is a masterpiece--"The Cherry Tree Carol," "In dulci jubilo," and "Quem pastores laudavere." Each song's focus is on the true meaning of Christmas--no appearance made by St. Nick--but with singing like this, in your head they are sure to stick.More beautifully than snowflakes this music drifts down. In sheer loveliness, "Christmas Is My Name" deserves the crown. Oh but each tune is strong--like "Ding Dong Merrily" and "The Wren Song." Most come in at under three minutes each, none is overlong. Each is can the listener go wrong? How they twinkle...they are most merry. One even makes mention of Cherries.(...)I highly recommend this disc."
A Christmas Favorite
Frederick Lauritzen | 12/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Had enough of animated snowmen and over-sweetened carol arrangements? Here's a hugely enjoyable recording of songs and dances done with flair by the Baltimore Consort. There are a few familiar tunes, such as the lilting arrangement of "Ding, Dong Merrily On High" and a beautiful solo flute version of "Lo, How a Rose 'Er Blooming." But most the songs are off the beaten track, and are therefore fresh and new despite their antiquity. Custer LaRue brings feeling and energy into the songs. This has become the most played Christmas CD in our household."
Wonderful recording
jalrdcd | Rice Lake, WI USA | 11/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This might be my favorite holiday album. It's one of the first I pull out in November and doesn't get put away until February."