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Celestial Xmas
Various Artists
Celestial Xmas
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
 
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Celestial Christmas is a richly textured musical tapestry that gracefully weaves together selections of sacred choral and instrumental music from the High Renaissance and Baroque eras. The recording journeys through moo...  more »

      
   
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All Artists: Various Artists
Title: Celestial Xmas
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 1
Label: Celestial Harmonies
Release Date: 10/16/1991
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, By Decade, 1980s, Opera & Classical Vocal, Chamber Music, Forms & Genres, Concertos, Historical Periods, Baroque (c.1600-1750), Early Music, Instruments, Keyboard
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 013714504023

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Celestial Christmas is a richly textured musical tapestry that gracefully weaves together selections of sacred choral and instrumental music from the High Renaissance and Baroque eras. The recording journeys through moods of tenderness, solemnity, and joy, as expressed by Johann Sebastian Bach in the numerous choral selections from his Christmas oratorios and cantatas, including the beloved 'Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring' and 'Sleepers, Awake!' as well as the prayer for peace from the glorious 'Mass in B Minor'. Bach is also the featured composer in the many joyful instrumental pieces for harpsichord, flute, and organ. Also included in the program are many exceptionally beautiful pieces, both choral and instrumental, by Claudio Monteverdi, Orlande de Lassus, Henry Purcell, William Lawes, Carlo Farina, Johann Pachelbel, and Georg Friedrich Händel.

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Clestial Christmas worth a million stars
J. Robitscher | Berkeley, CA United States | 12/11/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have had this collection on cassette and have listened to it faithfully for years. I did not have a CD player at the time, and then it went out of print, so I am thrilled to find it here. The album is a sensitively made collection of music for Christmas, not all of it familiar, but all very well performed with a peaceful spirit. This CD is well worth the effort to get it."