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Celestial Christmas 2
Various Artists
Celestial Christmas 2
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
 
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Celestial Harmonies continues its tradition of presenting classics for the holidays with the release of Celestial Christmas 2. While its popular predecessor, Celestial Christmas featured sacred choral and instrumental m...  more »

      
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Celestial Christmas 2
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Release Date: 1/23/1992
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Vocal Pop, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 013711303827, 013711303841

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Celestial Harmonies continues its tradition of presenting classics for the holidays with the release of Celestial Christmas 2. While its popular predecessor, Celestial Christmas featured sacred choral and instrumental music from the High Renaissance and Baroque eras, Celestial Christmas 2 offers a special collection of seasonal favorites arranged in Baroque style performed by the musicians of the I Solisti Di Duino under the direction of conductor Antonio Pellegrino. This anthology of carols from the thirteenth to the nineteenth centuries flows naturally, with rich orchestral arrangements and sparkling instrumental counterpoint unifying the many moods of Christmas. It sounds almost as if Johann Sebastian Bach or Antonio Vivaldi themselves have incorporated these beloved melodies into a festive holiday suite. Celestial Christmas 2 explores feelings of compassion, wonder, renewal, and joy through the masterful reworking of traditionals like Little Drummer Boy, Silent Night, We Wish You A Merry Christmas, O Tannenbaum, and The First Noel. In addition, the recording also offers a fresh perspective on the holidays with lesser known works like the seventeenth century Czechoslovakian carol Kommet Ihr Hirten, and the anonymous Sicilian shanty O du Frohliche.

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