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Sing We Christmas

2 Ratings: 5.0
Classical album by Anonymous, Chad Runyon, Chanticleer, Charles Ives, Christmas Traditional, Christopher Fritzsche, Francisco Guerrero, Franz Xaver Gruber, Gustav Holst, Herbert Howells, Hieronymus Praetorius, Jacobus Handl, Johann Sebastian Bach, Josquin

Christmas is the season for whipping out those holiday-specific standard recordings. This splendid gift by Chanticleer should top the list, for one will never tire of this a cappella choir's interpretations. With selections spanning the last five centuries … see full wiki

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2 reviews about Sing We Christmas
review by . November 13, 2007
posted in Music Matters
Someone who likes my music reviews has requested a Christmas album. Well, here it is. Imagine a silent darkness with reflections of colored lights twinkling on the snow banks. Suddenly a group of carolers can be heard making their merry way toward your own front porch, where you await them with a punchbowl of wassail. That group is Chanticleer, and this is the best musical evocation of the spirit of caroling you'll ever hear.  Chanticleer has produced lots of CDs by now, of Christmas music, …
review by . December 19, 2005
Walking the busy malls to the multichannel Muzak of every old Christmas song interpreted in hiphop, jazz, idiosyncratic 'rethinkings' by famous soloists as well as replays of Gene Autry, Bing Crosby etc., it is a relief to return home (or if fortunate, to the concert hall) and hear the more uplifting music of the season through the ages. And despite reliance on some old favorite Messiah recordings, and carols by Kings College Choir, the one CD that seems to reign supreme is this Chanticleer release …
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