Dec 17, 2021
Initially printed as episode 59 on December 21, 2019, this
well-liked episode is being rerun in a barely improved model.
It is a love letter to the good English Christmas carols,
from “There Is No Rose” to “The Boar’s Head”.
Do you know that not simply any Christmas track is a carol? The
true carol, in all its earthy splendor, is a particular product of
the Catholic center ages. But our forefathers didn’t restrict caroling
to Christmas: they wrote carols for each season of the 12 months
overlaying your complete story of our Redemption, to not point out secular
matters at instances.
This episode explores the origin of carols in England, their
cultural that means, and the way they have been suppressed by the Puritans and
have been revived in trendy instances. And naturally, you’ll hear numerous
nice music all through, starting from traditionally knowledgeable
efficiency to trendy preparations!
Erik Routley, The English Carol https://www.amazon.com/English-Carol-Erik-Routley/dp/0837169895
Andrew Gant, The Carols of Christmas
All music on this episode used with permission from the
recording artist and/or label.
Agincourt Carol, Alamire https://www.amazon.com/Deo-Gracias-Anglia-Alamire/dp/B008L1GZUO
Nowell sing we each all and a few, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2
Gabriel From Heaven’s King, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2
A Virgin Most Pure, Stairwell Carolers https://www.stairwellcarollers.com/en/o-magnum-mysterium/
Coventry Carol, Harry Christophers and the Sixteen, obtainable on
the CORO document label at https://thesixteenshop.com/
Bedfordshire Could Carol, Shirley Collins
Keep in mind O Thou Man, The King’s Singers https://www.amazon.com/Keep in mind-O-Thou-Man/dp/B073JZN754
Wassail (Gloucestershire Wassail, arr. Vaughan Williams), Quire
Inexperienced Progress the Holly, Early Music New York—Frederick Renz,
My Dancing Day, Robert Shaw Chorale
Drive the Chilly Winter Away, Owain Phyfe and the New World
Renaissance Band https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/nwrb
Within the Bleak Midwinter, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2
Lullay My Liking (Holst), HSVPA Madrigal Singers (Houston, TX)
A Hymn to the Virgin (Britten), VOCES8 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B077GC4QVT/ref=dm_ws_sp_ps_dp
There isn’t any rose, Quire Cleveland https://retailer.cdbaby.com/cd/quirecleveland2
Due to all, however particularly to Ross W. Duffin for his
generosity with Quire Cleveland’s again catalogue!
Additionally really helpful:
A Waverly Consort Christmas: From East Anglia to
Different non-famous carols talked about: Seven
Virgins (The Leaves of Life); This Endris Night time; Tempus adest
floridum (Good King Wenceslas); Kingsfold (I heard the voice of
Jesus say); The Cherry Tree Carol; Masters In This Corridor; The Golden
Carol; Snow within the Avenue; New Prince, New Pomp
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