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Waverly Christmas From East Anglia to Appalachia
Waverly Consort
Waverly Christmas From East Anglia to Appalachia
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
 
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Traditional carols and hymns directed by Michael Jaffe. The liner notes give historical details behind the songs, including replications of the original Olde Englishe texte. The Waverly Consort is a pioneer in the early-mu...  more »

      
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All Artists: Waverly Consort
Title: Waverly Christmas From East Anglia to Appalachia
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: EMI Classics
Release Date: 11/1/1994
Genres: Special Interest, Classical
Styles: Holiday & Wedding, Opera & Classical Vocal
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 724355519320, 724355519344, 724355519351

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Traditional carols and hymns directed by Michael Jaffe. The liner notes give historical details behind the songs, including replications of the original Olde Englishe texte. The Waverly Consort is a pioneer in the early-music revival. It was founded in 1964 by Michael and Kay Jaffee to explore the fascinating sounds and styles of early musical repertories. Format: Audio CD, one disc Run time: 60:07 minutes Studio: EMI Classics ISBN: 724355519320

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Christmas in All Its Glory
Ann-Marie | San Dimas, California USA | 02/21/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""A Waverly Consort Christmas" is an outstanding mix of Christmas music "from East Anglia to Appalachia." Fans of early music will love th CD, , as well as those who enjoy Celtic and early American. There are familiar and traditional Christmas songs-- enough to keep it cozy. But I believe it is the new and perhaps unfamiliar selections that will draw and keep your attention. The Gregorian chant is absolutely heavenly and the early American pieces could make a persike dancing! My favorite selection is an early American piece called "Exultation." I never get tired of listening to this CD-- and in fact I play it all year long. I believe you will not be disappointed ."
Fabulous!
jenny la fleur | Virginia | 10/05/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I Adore this CD! If CDs wore out I would have replaced it twice already!Although it's a Christmas album I listen to it all year round. The arrangements, voices and songs have a beauty that is incredible. I love especially that some songs are solos and some sung by the group. Some have singing and some not. There is a slightly different feel to each song so I never get bored. The sound bites offered really don't show how great this album is. Track 1 is great, 5 & 11 hauntingly beautiful, 6 is a Gregorian chant with bells in the back ground, 9 (with a baritone solo) is so soothing but track 8 is my favorite. The old hymn is lovely and the 2 different soprano harmonies breathtaking!I can't recommend this CD enough! If you like old carols, period music, chants and rich harmonies-buy it!"
Christmas 365 days a year
jenny la fleur | 02/18/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Altho' this a purportedly Christmas album, it's charm extends to the entire year. The voices are are a revelation, and the harmonies are exquisite. One overlooked item in the other reviews are the interesting instrumentations on early instruments. Like the others, I am particularly taken with "Exultation", but there are so many other gems here, it is hard to pick a favorite. "Bethlehem" and "Shiloh" are great examples of 18th century New England puritan carols (if you thought the puritans were a grim and dour lot, wait till you hear this!), "Campanis cum Cymbalis" very consciously emulates English change-note bell ringing, and "The Darkest night in December" is a rare example of an Irish carol, wild and uplifting at the same time. The whole is bracketed with familiar carols: the Gloucester, Leeds and Yorkshire Wassails. This is a must-have album, not only for fans of early music, but for all who want something to relieve their "Rudolf the Red-nosed Reindeer" burn-out."