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Ribbon of Highway: An American Christmas Revels


Release Date: 06/05/2020 
Label:  Revels Records   Catalog #: 2020  
Composer:  TraditionalStephen FosterPatsy WilliamsonDaniel Emmett,   ... 
Performer:  David CoffinMilva McdonaldHeather Koerber-NunesIssa A. Bibbins,   ... 
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Symphonic Brass EnsembleThe Crossroads ChorusSquirrel Butter,   ... 
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Enjoy 30 selections of Appalachian, Shape-Note, Shaker, Gospel, bluegrass, and other traditional folk music from 1930's America, recorded LIVE at the 2019 Christmas Revels in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “2019’s Christmas Revels isn’t just set in the American heartland, it comes from the American heart.” (Boston Globe) “I can’t recall a Christmas Revels production better than this one, timed to recall the spirit of the holiday and the traditions that unite us as a nation.” (Iris Fanger, Cambridge Chronicle) “Revels’ exploration of the roots of American music covers a wide geographic swath from New England to the South. The musicians are top-notch...Carolyn Saxon slays with her vocals!” (Broadway World) Enjoy 30 selections of Appalachian, Shape-Note, Shaker, Gospel, bluegrass, and other traditional folk music from 1930's America, recorded LIVE at the 2019 Christmas Revels in Cambridge, Massachusetts. “2019’s Christmas Revels isn’t just set in the American heartland, it comes from the American heart.” (Boston Globe) “I can’t recall a Christmas Revels production better than this one, timed to recall the spirit of the holiday and the traditions that unite us as a nation.” (Iris Fanger, Cambridge Chronicle) “Revels’ exploration of the roots of American music covers a wide geographic swath from New England to the South. The musicians are top-notch...Carolyn Saxon slays with her vocals!” (Broadway World) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Simple Gifts by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
Written: USA 
2.
Hard times come again no more by Stephen Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; USA 
3.
Learned of Angel, traditional Shaker hymn by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
4.
Pretty home by Patsy Williamson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; USA 
5.
Holy Order Song, traditional Shaker hymn by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Notes: arr. J. Cohen 
6.
Followers of the Lamb by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Notes: arr. E.F. Miller 
7.
Circular March by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Notes: arr. E.F. Miller 
8.
I Ain't Got Time to Tarry by Daniel Emmett
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  Tui
9.
Dark as a Dungeon by Merle Travis
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui
Period: Modern 
10.
Reuben's Train by Siegfried Translateur
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter
11.
Devotion by Traditional
Performer:  David Coffin (Pennywhistle)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Rocky River Children
12.
The Young Convert by Jeremiah Ingalls
Performer:  David Coffin (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1805; USA 
13.
Harmony by Amariah Hall
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
14.
Windham by Daniel Read
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Period: Classical 
Written: by 1800; USA 
15.
I Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In, for soprano, tenor, chorus & organ by Simon Preston
Performer:  David Coffin (Pennywhistle), Milva Mcdonald (Handbell), Heather Koerber-Nunes (Handbell)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Rocky River Children
Period: Contemporary 
16.
Down South Blues by John Adam Estes
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter
17.
Shake Sugaree by Elizabeth Cotten
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tui
18.
The Coo Coo Bird by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tui
19.
I'll Fly Away by Albert Edward Brumley
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui
20.
Hard times come again no more by Stephen Foster
Performer:  Issa A. Bibbins (Piano), James Gerke (Accordion)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1855; USA 
21.
Brightest and Best, carol for chorus by Reginald Heber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Period: Romantic 
22.
I wonder as I wander by John Jacob Niles
Performer:  Ana Lucia Vlieg Paulin (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui
Period: 20th Century 
Written: USA 
23.
The Cherry Tree Carol by Traditional
Performer:  David Coffin (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter
Period: Romantic 
Written: circa 1820 
24.
Trouble All About My Soul by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Notes: arr. L. Hoffman for choir 
25.
Carol of the Beasts by Bernard de la Mannoye
Performer:  Jake Blount (Banjo), Charlie Beck (Banjo)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Rocky River Children
26.
Little Johnny Brown by Traditional
Performer:  Carolyn Saxon (Voice), Matthew Weiner (Double Bass), Issa A. Bibbins (Piano),
Abe Finch (Snare)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Rocky River Children
27.
This Train by Rosetta Tharpe
Performer:  Abe Finch (Percussion), Issa A. Bibbins (Piano), Matthew Weiner (Double Bass),
Carolyn Saxon (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui
28.
My Lord is Writing by Traditional
Performer:  Carolyn Saxon (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  The Crossroads Chorus
Notes: arr. J. Harrison for voice and male choir 
29.
I am a Poor Wayfaring Stranger by Traditional
Performer:  David Coffin (Concertina), David Coffin (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui
30.
Boll Weevil by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter
31.
Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  Tui
32.
Can the Circle Be Unbroken by A. P. Carter
Performer:  David Coffin (Voice), Carolyn Saxon (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui  ... 
33.
This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie
Performer:  Carolyn Saxon (Voice), David Coffin (Voice)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Squirrel Butter,  The Crossroads Chorus,  Tui  ... 
Period: 20th Century 

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