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Sing We Noel

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    The music heard in this recording reflects diverse manners of celebrating Christmas from many centuries and many places. The works are bound together by the linguistic and cultural traditions of English-speaking peoples, whose poetic imagery, scale patterns, and approach to polyphony has weathered the erosion of time. The performances presented here explore the relationship between folk and art music throughout the centuries, demonstrating how the most profound beliefs can be conveyed through the idiom of popular song and dance. 

    Credits

    MUSICIANS
    Joel Cohen, director, lute, percussion
    Nancy Armstrong, Sallie Gordon, Susan Klebanow, Deborah Price, soprano
    Jane Shaw, alto
    Paul Blanchard, Richard Riley, countertenor
    John Clarke, Bruce Fithian, David Griesinger, Rufus Hallmark, tenor
    Curt Hayashi, Charles Robert Stephens, bass
    Mark Baker, baritone, concertina
    Alison Fowle, treble & tenor viol
    Laura Jeppesen, vielle, violin, bass viol
    Nancy Joyce, recorders, flute, shawn, krummhorn, bass viol
    Kenneth Roth, recorders, shawm, Baroque oboe, krummhorn, dulcian

    PRODUCTION CREDITS
    Engineering: David Griesinger
    Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
    Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

    Design & Art Direction: Paula Bisacca
    Cover Art: “Gabriel” weathervane, ca. 1840, reproduced courtesy of the Museum of American Folk Art, New York

on May 29, 2008 - 7:14pm
Release Date: 
Friday, November 18, 1988 (All day)
Cover Art: 
Nonesuch Selection Number: 

71354

Number of Discs in Set: 
71 354discs
15
39
Tuesday, November 1, 1988 (All day)
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Artist Name: 
Boston Camerata
genre: 
Album Status: 
UPC/Price: 
UPC: 
075597135428BUN
Price: 
0.00
Label: 
CD+MP3
UPC: 
603497102068
Price: 
12.00
Label: 
MP3
Description: 

The music heard in this recording reflects diverse manners of celebrating Christmas from many centuries and many places. The works are bound together by the linguistic and cultural traditions of English-speaking peoples, whose poetic imagery, scale patterns, and approach to polyphony has weathered the erosion of time. The performances presented here explore the relationship between folk and art music throughout the centuries, demonstrating how the most profound beliefs can be conveyed through the idiom of popular song and dance. 

DescriptionExcerpt: 

Diverse Christmas celebrations of many centuries and places are bound together here by the linguistic and cultural traditions of English speaking peoples, their shared poetic imagery, scale patterns, and approach to polyphony. The album explores the relationship between folk and art music throughout the centuries, demonstrating how profound beliefs can be conveyed through popular song.

ProductionCredits: 

MUSICIANS
Joel Cohen, director, lute, percussion
Nancy Armstrong, Sallie Gordon, Susan Klebanow, Deborah Price, soprano
Jane Shaw, alto
Paul Blanchard, Richard Riley, countertenor
John Clarke, Bruce Fithian, David Griesinger, Rufus Hallmark, tenor
Curt Hayashi, Charles Robert Stephens, bass
Mark Baker, baritone, concertina
Alison Fowle, treble & tenor viol
Laura Jeppesen, vielle, violin, bass viol
Nancy Joyce, recorders, flute, shawn, krummhorn, bass viol
Kenneth Roth, recorders, shawm, Baroque oboe, krummhorn, dulcian

PRODUCTION CREDITS
Engineering: David Griesinger
Mastering: Robert C. Ludwig (Masterdisk Corp.)
Coordinator: Teresa Sterne

Design & Art Direction: Paula Bisacca
Cover Art: “Gabriel” weathervane, ca. 1840, reproduced courtesy of the Museum of American Folk Art, New York