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A Victorian Christmas Revels


Release Date: 10/17/2000 
Label:  Revels Records   Catalog #: 2000   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalMartin ShawAnonymousRalph Vaughan Williams,   ... 
Performer:  Jody KruskalHannah EmlenJamie JaffeJohn Rockwell,   ... 
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas RevelsRevels ChorusChildren's Waits,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 0 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Selections recorded at Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusets and at First Parish in Brookline, Massachusets, in June and July, 1999. Selections recorded at Paine Hall, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusets and at First Parish in Brookline, Massachusets, in June and July, 1999. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Street Cries by Traditional
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Christmas Revels,  Revels Chorus,  Children's Waits  ... 
Length: 3 Minutes 21 Secs. 
Language: English 
2.
Gooding Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Jody Kruskal (Concertina), Hannah Emlen (Cello)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Children's Waits
Length: 1 Minutes 34 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also incorporates the song "Wessel Cup Carol." 
3.
Wessel Cup Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Jody Kruskal (Concertina), Hannah Emlen (Cello)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Children's Waits
Language: English 
Notes: This selection is a part of a medley which also incorporates the song
"Gooding Carol." 
4.
A Merry Christmas by Martin Shaw
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 1 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Orchestrated: Brian Holmes 
5.
Hail to Britania by Anonymous
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Children's Waits,  Parlour Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
6.
Little Jack Horner by Traditional
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Children's Waits
Length: 0 Minutes 47 Secs. 
Language: English 
7.
Shepherds, arise by Anonymous
Performer:  Jamie Jaffe (Alto), John Rockwell (Tenor), Adrian Hussdorder (Bass)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Length: 2 Minutes 25 Secs. 
Language: English 
8.
The Kings by Anonymous
Performer:  John Langstaff (Baritone)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
Length: 1 Minutes 58 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: Brian Holmes 
9.
English Hymnal: O little town of Bethlehem by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Performer:  Jamie Jaffe (Alto)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1906; England 
Length: 2 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Language: English 
10.
Silent Night by Franz Xaver Gruber
Performer:  Donald Duncan (Guitar), Ken Pullig (Trumpet)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: 1818; Austria 
Length: 2 Minutes 9 Secs. 
Language: English 
11.
In dulci jubilo by Robert Lucas Pearsall
Performer:  Holly Teichholtz (Voice), Ann Rooney (Voice), Donald Wilkinson (Voice),
David Coffin (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 14 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
Notes: Arranged: Brian Holmes 
12.
We wish you a merry Christmas by Traditional
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Children's Waits,  Parlour Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 1 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Language: English 
13.
The Twelve Days of Christmas by Traditional
Performer:  Donald Duncan (Bass), David Jones (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus
Written: England 
Length: 4 Minutes 37 Secs. 
Language: English 
14.
Let's all go down the strand by Harvey Castling
Performer:  David Jones (Voice), Maggi Pierce (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 20 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: This selection was written in collaboration with C.W. Murphy. 
15.
Miss Hoolihan's Christmas Cake by Anonymous
Performer:  David Jones (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Written: Ireland 
Length: 2 Minutes 33 Secs. 
Language: English 
16.
Parlour dances by Traditional
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parlour Orchestra
Length: 4 Minutes 31 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is a medley which includes dances "The Ivy One-Step,"
"The Grizzly Bear," "The Kangaroo Hop" and "The Cake Walk." 
17.
Down at the old bull and bush by Harry Von Tilzer
Performer:  Maggi Pierce (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Length: 2 Minutes 39 Secs. 
Language: English 
18.
Polly Perkins of Paddington Green by Harry Clifton
Performer:  Maggi Pierce (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: London, England 
Length: 3 Minutes 15 Secs. 
Language: English 
Notes: Arranged: J. Candy 
19.
Lancers medley by Arthur Sullivan
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Parlour Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: England 
Length: 2 Minutes 41 Secs. 
Notes: This selection contains the themes from 'Iolanthe' and 'The Mikado.' 
20.
Don't have anymore, Mrs. Moore by Traditional
Performer:  Maggi Pierce (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Written: England 
Length: 3 Minutes 40 Secs. 
Language: English 
21.
Malpas Wassail by Traditional
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus
Written: Ireland 
Length: 3 Minutes 13 Secs. 
Language: Italian 
22.
Auld Lang Syne by Traditional
Performer:  Pamela Dellal (Voice), Paul Guttry (Voice), John Langstaff (Voice),
Gail Abbey (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Parlour Orchestra
Period: Classical 
Written: Scotland 
Length: 1 Minutes 36 Secs. 
Language: Scottish 
Notes: Arranged: George Emlen 
23.
Christmas Day dawning by Traditional
Performer:  Margot Chamberlain (Harp)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus,  Children's Waits,  Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
Length: 3 Minutes 10 Secs. 
Language: English 
24.
Symphony no 1 in D major, Op. 23 by Ferdinand Ries
Performer:  David Coffin (Voice)
Conductor:  George Emlen
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Revels Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1822; Germany 
Notes: Arranged: Charles Wood 

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