Christmas Revels, The

 

"The best Christmas record I can think of..." Stereo Review
"A simple, revealing album that will last through many winters."The Washington Post
"A joyous reminder of what the season is all about." The Boston Phoenix


 
 
Price: $10.95
 
Item Number: CD1078
 

This is the show that started it all: the original medieval Christmas Revels from which all their years of merry, musical mischief first began. A jovial king prepares his castle to make merry through dark midwinter, inviting his entire kingdom, from highest lord to humblest villager, to join the fun. All the Revels standards are here including Susan Cooper's poem "The Shortest Day" (read by public radio star Robert J. Lurtsema), and of course, "Lord of the Dance," marvelously sung by Revels founder John Langstaff.

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Songlist

Hear samples from select pieces.

1.
Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
2.
Room's Opening Lines
 
3.
Wassail Carol
 
4.
Father Christmas Verse
 
5.
The Boar's Head Carol
 
6.
Constant Billy
 
7.
Here We Come A-Wassailing
 
8.
Villagers All!
 
9.
There Was a Pig
 
10.
The Monks' March
 
11.
Dargason
 
12.
Fra Giovanni
 
13.
The Holly and the Ivy
 
14.
Fool's Verse
 
15.
Lord of the Dance
16.
Brass Fanfare
 
17.
Masters in this Hall
 
18.
Shakespeare Lines
 
19.
Nova! Nova!
 
20.
Nativity
 
21.
Alle Psallite Cum Luya
 
22.
The Moon Shines Bright
 
23.
St. George's Verse
 
24.
Sword Dance Tunes
 
25.
The Shortest Day
 
26.
The Wren Song
 
27.
Apple Tree Wassail
 
28.
The 12 Days of Christmas
 
29.
The Fool's Farewell
 
30.
Sussex Mummers' Carol