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A Child's Christmas Revels

Release Date: 10/17/1995 
Label:  Revels Records   Catalog #: 1093   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Various
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Washington RevelsSt. Peter's School Handbell Choir
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"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.

Track Listing

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
Read more 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
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Works on This Recording

Work(s) by Various
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Washington Revels,  St. Peter's School Handbell Choir

Sound Samples

As I Sat On A Sunny Bank
My Lord, What A Morning
On Christmas Night
Hush, My Dear
Unto Us A Boy Is Born
The Wren Song
The Friendly Beasts
Shepherd's Play Animal Sounds
The Carol Of The Birds
There Was A Pig Went Out To Dig
Glory To The Mountain
The Souling Song
I Wonder As I Wander
Noel Nouvelet
Santa Lucia's Processional
What Shall I Give To The Child
We've Been Awhile A-Wandering
Jesus Born In Bethlehem
My Soul, There Is A Country
The Holly And The Ivy
Rejoice And Be Merry
Here We Come A Wassailing
Villagers All!
Dame Get Up And Bake Your Pies
My Aunt Jane
LIttle Jack HOrner
Swing On The Year/Swing High
Hail To Britannia
Saint George And The Dragon

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