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"An enchanting collection." The Washington Post
At every Revels, the children's chorus steals the show. This adorable, musically lovely collection is sung by the children of the 1992 Washington Revels. English, early American, French and Irish carols are gorgeously sung with sweet, sure harmonies. As a special treat, the children caper through a frisky St. George and the Dragon play.
1. As I Sat on a Sunny Bank
2. My Lord, What a Mornin'
3. On Christmas Night
4. Hush My Dear
5. Unto Us a Boy Is Born
6. Wren Song, The
7. Friendly Beasts, The
8. Shepherd's Play Animal Sounds
9. Carol of the Birds, The
There Was a Pig Went Out to Dig
11. Glory to the Mountain
12. Souling Song, The
13. I Wonder as I Wander
14. Noël, Nouvelet
15. Santa Lucia's Processional
16. What Shall I Give to the Child
17. We've Been Awhile A-Wandering
18. Jesus, Born in Bethlehem
19. My Soul, There Is a Country
20. Holly and the Ivy, The
21. Rejoice and Be Merry
22. Here We Come A-Wassailing
23. Villagers All!
24. Dame Get up and Bake Your Pies
25. My Aunt Jane
26. Little Jack Horner
27. Swing on the Year!
28. Hail to Britannia
29. St. George and the Dragon
Recorded at St. Columbia's Episcopal Church, Washington, D.C. in June 1992. Includes liner notes by Susan Cooper.
Personnel: Rachel Shuler, Catherine Randall, Kip Lewis, Cynthia Starr, Kate Coyne, Sareena Dalla, Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chris Muller, Daylen Dalrymple, Alex Fisher, Dana Martin, Adam Vitarello, Mary Piazza, Deborah Selig, Sara Harlow, Caroline Healey, Kara Brattskar, Brian Barrett, Alex Karelis, Chris Ayer, Daphne Kiplinger, Jonathan Ruckman, Marc Langer, Camille Chatilovicz, Lucia Rich, Alison Carney, Michelle Brown, Ethan Heard, Anna Voorhees, Claire Samuel, Kate Werble, Joanna Gikas, Abigail Sexton, Anna Whitehead, Julia Brau, James Head (vocals); Lisle Kulbach (harp, psaltery, rebec, viol, violin, pipe, recorder); Chris Rua (harp, viol, shawm, recorder, oboe, reeds, percussion); Tom Zajac (hurdy-gurdy, flute, pipe, bagpipe, recorder, sackbut, Jew's harp, tabor, percussion); Julian Cole (rebec, viol, recorder, double bass, percussion); Katharine Thomas, Julia Tao, Sarah Thanhauser, Kristin Herner, Nikki Brocco, Moriah Munsch, Lauren Acker, A. Nichol Montone, Matthew Bachmann, Ross James, Hannah Munsch, Ashlee Snyder (bells).
Liner Note Authors: Mary Swope; Susan Cooper.
Recording information: St. Columba's Episcopal Church, Washington DC (06/1992).
Directors: Michael Joy; Patrick Swanson.
Editors: Jill Bixler; Curt Wittig.
Arranger: Marshall Barron.
Child's Christmas features the Children of the Washington Revels performing a large variety of holiday favorites. Featured songs include "As I Sat on a Sunny Bank," "My Lord, What a Mornin'," "On Christmas Night," and "Hush My Dear," along with 25 others all crammed onto one disc. Most of the songs are brief and most are based on Christian themes. ~ Jason Birchmeier
Works on This Recording
Work(s) by Various
St. Peter's School Handbell Choir
Shepherd's Play Animal Sounds
There Was A Pig Went Out To Dig
Santa Lucia's Processional
What Shall I Give To The Child
We've Been Awhile A-Wandering
My Soul, There Is A Country
Here We Come A Wassailing
Dame Get Up And Bake Your Pies
Swing On The Year/Swing High
Saint George And The Dragon
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