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Down Through the Winters

Item Number: CD2110


This collection features 28 selections of music and poetry in celebration of the winter solstice drawn from sixteen years of The Christmas Revels in Portland, Oregon.

Twelve old world countries are represented in music spanning more than six centuries, from a 14th-century ballade by Guillaume de Machaut to Edvard Grieg’s stunning 19th-century eight-part setting of the Marian hymn “Ave Maris Stella”. It also includes new arrangements of traditional carols and songs, some with new lyrics written by Portland Revels founder Richard Lewis, whose poetry is also represented in this collection.

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Full songlist below:

1. Canzona per Sonare #4
2. Personent Hodie
3. The Year
4. A Christmas Caroll
5. O Magnum Mysterium
6. Jenny Pluck Pears
7. Comes the Morning
8. Nou is Yole Comen
9. Offerat Ecclesia
10. The Bells of the Morning
11. The Darkest Midnight in December
12. The Gartan Mother’s Lullaby
13. Calon Lan
14. A Sonnet for Peace
15. Belle, Qui Tiens Ma Vie
16. The Holly and the Ivy
17. Gaudete
18. The Wexford Carol
19. Quem Pastores
20. Il Est Bel et bon
21. Folkfrelsar, ‘Til Oss Kom
22. Myllarguten’s Bridal March
23. Ave Maris Stella
24. Dejlig er Den Himmel Bla
25. Eclipse
26. Traveller’s Prayer
27. Fest
28. Verbum Caro Factum Est