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An American Christmas
Joel Frederiksen, Daniel McCabe, Christmas Traditional
An American Christmas
Genres: Special Interest, New Age, Pop, Classical
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One of the best traditional Christmas records I have heard.
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I collect Christmas recordings, and this has quickly become one of my favorites. The singing and playing are first rate (as are the Boston Camarata's other recordings). If you need an antidote for slow, syrupy, boring mall Christmas music, this is it!"
One of the best Christmas Albums
M. J. Smith | Seattle, WA USA | 09/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album is an excellent selection of early American music done is a variety of styles - the notes are very clear about the choices made in performance.Watchman of Zion is of the Mennonite shape-note tradition performed as an unacompanied solo. Kingbridge is done in the West Gallery tradition in its American flavor i.e. women's voices rather than high instruments. Baptismal Anthem is from the Original Sacred Harp with the addition of the alto line i.e. as it would be performed by shaped-note singing communities today. It does not contain the singing of the shapes that you would expect on a folk recording of the piece. The flute solo of Wayfaring Stranger is a gem from folk transmission.The remainder of the album is as diverse and enjoyable. This should fall well into the top ten Christmas albums."