Item description for Sing We Noel by Boston Camerata...
Sing We Noel by Boston Camerata
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Record Label Nonesuch Records
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 4.9" Width: 5.6" Height: 0.4" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Sep 13, 1991
Publisher WORD MUSIC - CHRISTMAS #190
ISBN 0012168513 ISBN13 0075597135428 UPC 075597135428
Reviews - What do customers think about Sing We Noel?
A Christmas favorite... Dec 22, 2006
Wonderful medieval music for Christmas. (Even my kids like some of the tracks!).
Enchanting Performances of Brilliantly Researched Material Dec 11, 2003
I bought the cassette version of this recording in the 1980's and was charmed by it immediately. The recording contains primarily obscure music from the 12th through 20th centuries. The researcher's acumen in recognizing gems among dusty manuscripts is matched by the rich, heartfelt performances presented here. Two unique touches enhance this already enchanting material. First, the recording includes readings about the Annunciation and the Baby Jesus in Middle English from Wycliffe's 14th Century translation of the New Testament. Second, there are two couplings of carols that segue into each other with such sublime grace that they sound as if they were intended by a master composer as part of a single work. Those are "Lullay, Thou Tiny Little Child" (20th Century American) with "The Coventry Carol" (16th Century English) and "While Shepherds Watched" with "Sherburne" (two 18th Century works). Since I acquired the recording in the late 1980's, no Christmas celebration for our family would be complete without it. I also strongly recommend the Waverly Consort's "Christmas Story," told through medieval music, re-released on CD this year, and their Renaissance Christmas recording.
Sing We Noel- add to your collection Dec 12, 2001
I have had this for years and it is by far the one that is played over and over. The voices and instrumentation are clear and beautifull without ever feeling sentimental. This authentically researched collection would probably suit the eclectic listener who appreciates classical and folk traditions.