Rose and Thistle

 

English and Scottish Music from The Christmas Revels

Rose & Thistle is a superb collection of choral and instrumental music from England and Scotland. The best music from the 2001 and 2003 performances.

 
 
Price: $10.95
 
Item Number: CD2005
 

This CD features the radiant voice of soprano Jayne Tankersley and the robust sound of baritone David Coffin, along with a spirited Revels chorus, first-rate English Renaissance and Scottish Baroque instrumental ensembles playing exquisite airs and lively dances, and a high-energy children’s chorus singing infectious traditional songs. The Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble lends its rich support to the chorus, and a band of Scottish Highland pipers rounds out the recording.


From the clashing swords in “The Buffens” to the haunting solo fiddle of “Da Day Dawis” to the descant soaring over the chorus and brass in “Rorate Coeli Desuper,” this collection is an essential addition to the library of any fan of great music of all kinds, and a great gift for anyone. 

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Songlist

Hear samples from select pieces.

1.
Blessed Be That Maid Marie
2.
The Buffens
 
3.
The Old Year Now Away Is Fled
 
4.
The Black Alman
 
5.
What Child Is This?
 
6.
Pastime with Good Company
 
7.
Courante
8.
Carol of the Twelve Days
 
9.
Deo Gratias
 
10.
Sweet Was the Song the Virgin Sang
 
11.
Praeludium
 
12.
Mistress Nichols Almand
 
13.
The Earl of Essex Galliard
 
14.
Volta
 
15.
Da Day Dawis
 
16.
All Sons of Adam
 
17.
My Lord of Marche Paven
 
18.
Galliard
 
19.
Lyttil Blak
 
20.
Coulter's Candy
 
21.
The Three Craws
 
22.
Will Ye No' Come Back Again?
23.
Blue Bonnets Pipe March/Drops of Brandy
 
24.
Some Say the Devil's Dead
 
25.
The Four Tradesmen
 
26.
Ca' the Yowes
27.
Niel Gow's Lamentation for the Death of his Second Wife
 
28.
The Haughs of Cromdale
 
29.
Medley of Scottish Reels
 
30.
Sae Will We Yet
 
31.
Medley of Highland Pipes Tunes
 
32.
Rorate Coeli Desuper