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A Winter Solstice With Helicon / Norman, Kolodner, Bullock


Release Date: 11/16/1999 
Label:  Sono Luminus   Catalog #: 90276   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  TraditionalPietro YonRasmus StormJay Ungar,   ... 
Performer:  Chris NormanKen KolodnerRobin Bullock
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 0 Hours 53 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Welcome to Helicon's Winter Solstice Celebration. Helicon presents their annual Winter Solstice Concert every December at Meyerhoff Symphony Hall to the delight of local music lovers in Baltimore, Maryland. Gathering together seasonal music from around the world, traditional Christmas favorites, and Helicon's own unique blend of international traditional dance music, the repertoire for his recording was developed for Winter Solstice Concerts over the last thirteen years. Since the first concert took place in 1986, Helicon has shared the stage with invited guests including Doc Watson, Alison Krauss and Union Station, Metamora, hesperus, John McCutcheon, Freyda Epstein, Eugene Friesen - Paul Halley - and Glen Velez of the Paul Winter Consort, Read more Patrick Ball, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Trian, Mark Cudeck, Custer LaRue, Laura Risk, and members of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. God rest ye merry, gentlemen by Traditional
Performer:  Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Guitar),
Robin Bullock (Piano), Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: England 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Erev Shel Shoshanim" and "Christmas Eve." 
2. Carol of the Bells by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Percussion),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: Ukraine 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Dawn is breaking", "New Year's Eve" and "Ukrainian Carol." 
3. Gesu Bambino by Pietro Yon
Performer:  Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Flute),
Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Robin Bullock (Cittern), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1917; USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Il est né, le divin enfant." 
4. Erev Shel Shoshanim by Traditional
Performer:  Chris Norman (Percussion), Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Flute),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Cittern),
Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Chris Norman (Pipes)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "God rest ye merry, gentlemen" and "Christmas Eve." 
5. Christmas Eve by Traditional
Performer:  Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Piano),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Percussion), Robin Bullock (Piano),
Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Pipes)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Erev Shel Shoshanim" and "God rest ye merry, gentlemen." 
6. Tincu by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Robin Bullock (Cittern), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Percussion),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Piccolo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: South America 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Pawell." 
7. Pawell by Traditional
Performer:  Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Piano),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Fiddle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: South America 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Tincu." 
8. Kenyan Christmas Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Robin Bullock (Piano), Chris Norman (Percussion), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Piccolo),
Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: Kenya 
9. Murchy by Rasmus Storm
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Piccolo),
Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Percussion), Robin Bullock (Cittern)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1760; Denmark 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Fransk Morgenstjerne." 
10. Fransk Morgenstjerne by Rasmus Storm
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Piano),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Flute), Robin Bullock (Cittern)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1760 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Murchy." 
11. Shalom Chaverim by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Guitar),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Piccolo), Robin Bullock (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Patapan" and "Ding Dong! Merrily on high." 
12. Patapan by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Guitar),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Piano), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Piccolo), Robin Bullock (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Shalom Chaverim" and "Ding Dong! Merrily on high." 
13. Ding Dong! Merrily on high by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Cittern),
Robin Bullock (Guitar), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Percussion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 16th Century; France 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Shalom Chaverim" and "Patapan."
This selection is based on the tune "Branle l'officiel" from Thoinot
Arbeau's "Orchésographie". 
14. The Happy Farmer by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Flute), Robin Bullock (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: China 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Spring Morning", "A Girl Raises her Sheep" and "Dancing and Singing in the Village." 
15. Spring Morning by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Flute), Robin Bullock (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: China 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The Happy Farmer", "A Girl Raises her Sheep" and "Dancing and Singing in the Village." 
16. A Girl Raises her Sheep by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Flute), Robin Bullock (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: China 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The Happy Farmer", "Spring Morning" and "Dancing and Singing in the Village." 
17. Dancing and Singing in the Village by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Piccolo),
Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Percussion),
Chris Norman (Flute), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: China 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "The Happy Farmer", "Spring Morning" and "A Girl Raises her Sheep." 
18. New Year's Eve by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Piccolo),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: Ireland 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Dawn is breaking", "Carol of the Bells" and "Ukrainian Carol." 
19. Ukrainian Carol by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Chris Norman (Pipes),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Piccolo),
Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute), Robin Bullock (Cittern)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Dawn is breaking", "Carol of the Bells" and "New Year's Eve." 
20. Las Perlitas by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Guitar),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Piccolo),
Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Pipes)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: Mexico 
21. Pretty Little Gal by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Cittern),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Chris Norman (Flute),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Pipes)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Oklahoma Rooster", "Round the Horn" and "Two White Nickels." 
22. Oklahoma Rooster by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Cittern),
Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Flute),
Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Percussion),
Chris Norman (Pipes), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Fiddle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Pretty Little Gal", "Round the Horn" and "Two White Nickels." 
23. Round the Horn by Jay Ungar
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Cittern),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer),
Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Flute),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Pipes)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Pretty Little Gal", "Oklahoma Rooster" and "Two White Nickels." 
24. Two White Nickels by John D. Hutchison
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Cittern), Chris Norman (Whistle), Chris Norman (Piano),
Chris Norman (Flute), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Chris Norman (Percussion),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Robin Bullock (Fiddle),
Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano), Chris Norman (Pipes)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Pretty Little Gal", "Oklahoma Rooster" and "Round the Horn." 
25. Il est né, le divin enfant by Traditional
Performer:  Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Percussion),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Robin Bullock (Cittern), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Piano)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: Renaissance 
Written: 15th Century; France 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Gesù Bambino." 
26. Hush my babe, lie still and slumber by Traditional
Performer:  Chris Norman (Percussion), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Flute), Chris Norman (Pipes), Ken Kolodner (Fiddle),
Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer), Robin Bullock (Piano),
Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Cittern), Chris Norman (Piccolo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1849; USA 
27. Dawn is breaking by Traditional
Performer:  Robin Bullock (Piano), Robin Bullock (Fiddle), Ken Kolodner (Hammer Dulcimer),
Ken Kolodner (Fiddle), Chris Norman (Pipes), Chris Norman (Percussion),
Chris Norman (Piccolo), Chris Norman (Piano), Chris Norman (Whistle),
Chris Norman (Flute), Robin Bullock (Guitar), Robin Bullock (Cittern)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Helicon
Written: Russia 
Notes: This selection is part of a medley which also includes "Carol of the Bells", "New Year's Eve" and "Ukrainian Carol." 

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