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Christmas in Belgium / Van Hees, Ponet


Release Date: 11/03/2017 
Label:  Pavane   Catalog #: 7583  
Composer:  TraditionalJules Van NuffelPierre FroidebiseJean-Pierr van Hees
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van HeesLuc PonetVincent Grégoire
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio MusaConsorella
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The provinces of Belgium have a unique and very rich traditional repertoire of Christmas carols. The oldest of them date from the Middle Ages. The mood of the carols varies between intimate enchantment and festive exuberance. We have chosen a variety of approaches to the repertoire, whose many facets invite interpretation either in the folk tradition or in a more classical style. The organ and the bagpipes are cousins, both being aerophones with a bellows and multiple pipes. The organ developed into an instrument with multiple registrations, effectively putting several families of instruments into the hands of a single player. This development made it less and less portable, so that it ultimately became a fixed instrument. The bagpipes, Read more meanwhile, have retained their character as a wandering minstrel’s instrument with its origins in agro-pastoral tradition, used to accompany festivities both outdoors and indoors. This may be one of the reasons why the two instruments have rarely been combined in performance, even though their sonorities go together surprisingly well, to the point that the bagpipes sometime sound like an organ stop. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
O blijde nacht, o lang verwacht by Traditional
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe), Luc Ponet (Organ)
2.
Herders, Hy is geboren by Traditional
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Musa
3.
Herders, Hij is geboren by Jules Van Nuffel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consorella
4.
Herders, Hij is geboren by Pierre Froidebise
Performer:  Luc Ponet (Organ)
5.
Suite uit het Beyaert handschrift: Ave Jesu Deus Magne - Saligh Heiligh Bethlehem - Hoort o menschen by Traditional
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe), Luc Ponet (Organ)
6.
Djans è foù d'Jérusalem by Pierre Froidebise
Performer:  Luc Ponet (Organ)
7.
Djans è foù d'Jérusalem by Traditional
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe), Vincent Grégoire (Countertenor), Luc Ponet (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consorella
8.
Een kind gheboren by Jules Van Nuffel
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Musa
9.
Een kind gheboren by Jules Van Nuffel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consorella
10.
Een kind geboren in Bethlehem - Hoe leit dat kindeken - Kindje zoet by Traditional
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe), Luc Ponet (Organ)
11.
Trois Noëls traditionnels wallons by Traditional
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe), Luc Ponet (Organ)
12.
Efans n'oyez v'nin by Traditional
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consorella
13.
Allons pasteurs qu'on se réveille by Traditional
Performer:  Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe), Vincent Grégoire (Countertenor), Luc Ponet (Organ)
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consorella
14.
Bondjou Wésène by Pierre Froidebise
Performer:  Luc Ponet (Organ)
15.
Bondjoû, wèzène by Traditional
Performer:  Vincent Grégoire (Countertenor), Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe), Luc Ponet (Organ)
Written: 17th Century; Wallonia, Belgium 
16.
Vous-se vinî cusène Mareye by Jean-Pierr van Hees
Performer:  Luc Ponet (Organ), Jean-Pierre Van Hees (Bagpipe)
17.
Laet ons met herte reine by Jules Van Nuffel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Trio Musa
18.
Laet ons met herte reine by Jules Van Nuffel
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Consorella
19.
Laet ons met herte reine by Pierre Froidebise
Performer:  Luc Ponet (Organ)

Customer Reviews

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 Bagpipes for Christmas January 19, 2018 By Frederick S. (Franklin Square, NY) See All My Reviews "Who would have thought that bagpipes were traditional for Christmas? It is not all bagpipes but they are one of the truly interesting and unique things about this album. Another is music that I have never heard before which was lovely. A solid effort 4 stars +" Report Abuse
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