1. The Christmas Revels: Celebrating 50 Years! - 2 CD Set

 

Welcome to this new live-from-the-stage retrospective recording through five decades of Christmas Revels productions, capturing the adventurous spirit and flavor of these legendary performances. 

CD ships by November 30

 
 
Price: $24.95
 
Item Number: CD2120
 

Revels productions are rich smorgsbords of choral and solo singing, traditional folk dances and stories, children's songs and games, and a brilliant brass ensemble. Every year we "travel" to a different part of the world and weave togehter the songs, stories, dances and rituals of that culture into a lively and vibrant tapestry of sound and color. And that is what we have done here with this 2-CD set, traveling not to different parts of the world, but to different years at Sanders Theatre..

The selections sequenced according to musical connections rather than by nationality or time period. A Russian nonsense song segues easily into an Appalachian hoedown, a 14th-century France art song into a 20th-century Cajun toe-tapper. It is our way of illustrating how vocal and instrumental styles – and the range of human experience that expresses itself through music – transcend geopolitical boundaries and find common ground in unexpected places.

We hope you will delight in this exploration of the deep Revels archive!

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Take a look at the 32-page book of notes, articles and photos!

Songlist

Disc 1

1.  The First Nowell (1977 and 1991)
2.  Niska Banja (1997)
3.  Masters in this Hall (1985)
4.  Country Dance (2014)
5.  Bells in the High Tower (1983)
6.  Esa Noche Yo Baila (1994)
7.  Melchior et Balthazar (2016)
8.  Setnja (2007)
9.  The Hern (1995)
10. Les Cloches du Hameau (2016)
11. Aria di Firenze (2017)
12. Now Christmas Is Comen (1991)
13. Moja Diridika (2007)
14. Arise and Hail the Joyful Day (2008)
15. The Cherry Tree Carol (2000)
16. Yaqui Deer Dance (1994)
17. Hanerot Halelu (1991)
18. Wali Wali Alla Dallawaouna (2011)
19. Brass Prelude (1992)
20. Irish Step Dance (2012)
21. Traveller's Prayer (1991)
22. What You Gonna Call that Pretty Little Baby (2009)
23. Golden Yarn/Boil Them Cabbage Down (1990)
24. Sacred Throne (2000)
25. Any Old Iron (1998)
26. Rey a Quien Reyes Adoran (2013)
27. Tonatsar Djan (2002)
28. King Herod and the Cock (2005)
29. Hodie Christus Natus Est (1993)
30. Auld Lang Syne (2003)
31. The Shortest Day (1991)
32. The Lord of the Dance (1993)

Disc 2

1.  Brass Prelude (1998)
2.  God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen (2008)
3.  Hymn of the Ancient Galician Kingdom (2013)
4.  Alilo from Imerti (2002)
5.  Les Veuves de la Coulee (2016)
6.  Baba Mi Pojde More Na Pazaro (2007)
7.  Shoo Fly
8.  Brandy (2004)
9.  Sempre Me Ride Sta (2017)
10. Shadrach (2000)
11. Villemann Og Magnhild (2018)
12. Taroni Meghediner (2002)
13. Zensko Camce (2007)
14. Improvisation (1990)
15. Uzkudar'A Gider Iken (2017)
16. Pretty Home (2019)
17. I Will Bow and Be Simple (1990)
18. Le Chevalier du Guet (1996)
19. Lasst Uns Froh and Munter Sein (2006)
20. Dobri Gosti, Koledari (2007)
21. Ain't Got Time to Stop and Tarry (2019)
22. Two Polnas from Sexdrega (2018)
23. Dona Nobis Pacem (1991)
24. Children Go Where I Send Thee (1990, 2009, 2019)
25. J'ai Vu le Loup (1985)
26. J'ai Vu le Loup (2016)
27. Morris Stick Dance (2005)
28. Morris Sword Dance (1985)
29. Northwest Clog Morris Dance (1992)
30. In Dulci Jubilo (2005)
31. Amazing Grace (2000)
32. The Sussex Mummers' Carol (1988)