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On A Cold Winter's Day: Early Christmas Music And Carols From The British Isles

Quadriga Consort
Release Date: 10/15/2013 
Label:  Dhm Deutsche Harmonia Mundi   Catalog #: 376158   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  TraditionalNikolaus Newerkla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

As the cold winter days descend upon us, Quadriga Consort’s new release, On a Cold Winter’s Day, presents long-forgotten Christmas music and carols from the British Isles. At times peaceful and contemplative, then merry and buoyant, On a Cold Winter’s Day conjures memories of bygone days and awakens in us that sense of peace, wonder and excitement that the holiday season once held. Founded in 2001 by harpsichordist Nikolaus Newerkla, The Quadriga Consort is an early music ensemble from Austria. The band plays fresh interpretations of rearranged early British and Irish traditional music on historical instruments like the viola de gamba, barockcello and recorder. As the cold winter days descend upon us, Quadriga Consort’s new release, On a Cold Winter’s Day, presents long-forgotten Christmas music and carols from the British Isles. At times peaceful and contemplative, then merry and buoyant, On a Cold Winter’s Day conjures memories of bygone days and awakens in us that sense of peace, wonder and excitement that the holiday season once held. Founded in 2001 by harpsichordist Nikolaus Newerkla, The Quadriga Consort is an early music ensemble from Austria. The band plays fresh interpretations of rearranged early British and Irish traditional music on historical instruments like the viola de gamba, barockcello and recorder. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Wexford Carol by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Written: Ireland 
2. The Holly and the Ivy by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Written: England 
3. Tàladh ar Slànaighear by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
4. Patapan by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Burgundy, France 
5. On a cold winter's day by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
6. Moon Shines Bright by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
7. Gower Wassail by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
8. Drive the cold winter away by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Period: Renaissance 
Written: England 
9. Don Oiche Ud i mBeithil by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Written: Ireland 
10. Deck the Halls by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Written: Wales, UK 
11. Christmas Eve by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
12. Christmas Day in the Morning by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
13. A wassail, a wassail throughout all this town by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Written: England 
14. A Naoidhe Naoimh by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
15. A Babe is born by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
Written: England 
16. 'Twas in the moon of winter time by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort
17. This is the truth sent from above by Nikolaus Newerkla
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Quadriga Consort

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