New England Christmastide|
This is my most successful recording, the first in the North Star series known as the New England Music Collection. There are 22 carols in all - We Three Kings, Joy to The World, Silent Night, O Come Emanuel, Angels We Have Heard on High, to name a few. A total of 14 musicians perform on a variety of instruments, among them flute, mandolin, piano, guitar, violin, cello, bass, banjo, concertina, accordion, tin whistle, and even vielle, hurdy-gurdy, harmonium and Irish pipes. All performed in small instrumental ensembles. My wife Fances came up with the name New England Christmastide, and created the cover art for this. I am really proud of the sheer variety of traditional sounds that we created in the arrangements. This has become a fireside, tree-trimming, gift-opening classic.
Including: * The First Noel/Deck The Halls * Away in the Manger * We Three Kings * Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring * Joy To The World * Wassail Song * Silent Night * Jeanette Isabella * It Came Upon A MIdnight Clear * Ode To Joy/Angels We Have Heard On High * Herrick's Carol * O Come, O Come Emanuel * I Saw Three Ships/We Wish You A Merry Christmas * Hark The Herald Angels Sing * O Come All Ye Faithful * Let Mad Boys Be Glad Boys * God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen * Greensleeves * Ben Johnson's Carol * Good King Wenceslas * Gree Groweth The Holly * My Dancing Day
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