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Carols from the Old & New Worlds, Vol. 2 [Import]

Paul Hillier , Theatre of Voices , The Pro Arte Singers , Indiana University Children's Choir , Paul Elliott , Corey Carleton , Christine Howlett , Joanna Morton , Rachelle Skloff , Catherine Webster Audio CD
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  • Performer: Paul Elliott, Corey Carleton, Christine Howlett, Joanna Morton, Rachelle Skloff, et al.
  • Orchestra: Theatre of Voices, The Pro Arte Singers, Indiana University Children's Choir
  • Conductor: Paul Hillier
  • Audio CD (September 22, 1998)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Harmonia Mundi USA
  • ASIN: B00000DG09
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #358,813 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. This Is Jesus' Birthday
2. Give Good Gifts To One Another
3. Remember, O Thou Man
4. Ecce, quod natura
5. As I Out Rode This Enderes Night (The Coventry Shepherds' Carol)
6. Lully, Lulla, Thow Little Tyne Child (The Coventry Carol)
7. Nowell, nowell: Dieu vous garde
8. Swete Was The Song The Virgine Soong
9. The Mellstock Carols: Arise, Arise Ye Mortals All
10. The Mellstock Carols: Hail Happy Morn
11. Songs Of The Hill - Folk: I Wonder As I Wander
12. Jesus Christ The Apple Tree
13. The Darkest Midnight
14. To Bethlem Did They Go
15. Shiloh
16. Joys Seven
17. I Sing Of A Maiden
18. The Babe Of Bethlehem
19. Hail The Memorable Morn
20. Sweetest Music Softly Stealing
See all 22 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

This follow-up to Paul Hillier's previous collection of carols--featuring old and new, unusual and unfamiliar carols, and uncommon settings of some familiar tunes and texts--has all the merits of the first, with the attraction of a children's chorus added to the adult voices of Hillier's Pro Arte Singers. Among the 22 selections are the popular "I wonder as I wander" and "Jesus Christ the Apple Tree," but you'll find that most are unearthed treasures never found on traditional carol recordings. You'll be charmed by the beautiful 15th-century carol "Ecce, quod natura," and delighted by the English "West Gallery" carols and early American tunes and Shaker songs. There's even an original composition by Hillier, "I sing of a maiden." This disc will make an excellent early gift--you'll want plenty of time to listen before Christmas arrives. --David Vernier

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5.0 out of 5 stars Pleasantly different Christmas CD December 9, 1999
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If you're tired of "the same old Christmas music", this CD will be a joy. The more I listen to it, the more I love it. The old style carols are both happy and haunting. I will certainly recommend it to friends.
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5.0 out of 5 stars in the Chapel December 15, 1999 you feel down deep in the pit of your stomach...pure joy
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