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Old Christmas Returned

Christmas celebrated, banned and restored in 17th Century England

Tracks

  • 1   The Shropshire Wakes or Hey for Christmas
  • 2   This day our Saviour Christ was born
  • 3   Orlando Gibbons: Another for Christmas Day
  • 4   Balulalow Ė Ane sang for the birth of Christ
  • 5   John Attey: Sweet was the song the Virgin sang
  • 6   William Drummond: The Angelsí Song
          /The Angelís voice
  • 7   Coventry Carol: As I outrode
  • 8   A carol for Christmas Day at night
  • 9   The little barley-corn
  • 10   Robert Smith: A carol for St Stephenís Day
  • 11   A carol for St Johnís Day
  • 12   Henry Purcell: A carol for Innocentsí Day
  • 13   A carol for New-Yearís Day
  • 14   The new yearís gift
  • 15   Henry Lawes: A willow garland sent
          for a newyeers-gift
  • 16   Wassail, wassail
  • 17   A carol for Twelfth Day/Robin
          /Robert Herrick: Ceremonies for Candlemas Eve
  • 18   Thomas Farmer: A carol for Candlemas Day
  • 19   Orlando Gibbons: Nunc Dimittis
  • 20   Christmasí Lamentation
  • 21   The world turnd upside down
  • 22   Edmund Nelham: Letís dance and sing
  • 23   A song when the Rump was first dissolved
          /A hue and cry after Christmas
  • 24   The Merry boys of Christmas
  • 25   Matthew Locke: Old Christmas returned

Performers:

  • Passamezzo


  • Eleanor Cramer - Soprano, Bass Viol
  • Robin Jeffrey - Lute, Theorbo, Tenor
  • Alison Kinder - Viols, Recorders
  • Tamsin Lewis - Renaissance Violin, Alto
  • Richard Mackenzie - Lute, Guitar
  • Michael Palmer - Actor, Baritone
  • Peter Wilcock - Bass

Sheet music for most of the music on this cd is available

 

Old Christmas Returned
Price: £15.00
(inc. p&p)

Track extracts

Extracts available on Soundcloud:

Balulalow Ė Ane sang for the birth of Christ

A carol for Twelfth Day/Robin

A song when the Rump was first dissolved

Matthew Locke: Old Christmas returned


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