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The Carol Connection 2


We know it as “Good King Wenceslas,” but the carol, written in the mid-1800s, has a tune borrowed from a medieval salute to spring flowers!

In this hour, stories behind this and many other well-known Christmas songs— including “Silent Night,” “Joy to the World” and “God Rest You Merry Gentlemen”—on the next Connections.

[Primary resource for this program was The New Oxford Book of Carols, edited by Hugh Keyte and Andrew Parrott; Oxford University Press]

RECORDINGS USED

CD Title

Group/Artist

Catalog #

UPC

The Carol Album [for 'Branle L’Officiel,' 'Silent Night,' 'Veni Veni Emanuel']

Taverner Consort, Choir & Players; Andrew Parrott

EMI Classics CDC 7498092

077774980920

Carols from Trinity [for 'Ding Dong Merrily on High']

Choir of Trinity College Cambridge, Robert Marlow

Conifer 75605 51754 2

756055175421

Woods, Women And Wine [for 'Tempus adest Floridum']

Joculatores Upsalienses.

 

BIS-CD-120

7318590001202

From Heaven Above [for 'Good King Wenceslas']

Deller Consort

RCA Victrola VICS-1376

[out-of-print LP]

Our Heart's Joy: A Chanticleer Christmas [for 'In Dulci Jubilo']

Chanticleer

Chanticleer Records 8803

899653002055

Songs of Angels [for 'Good Christian Men Rejoice', 'Deck the Halls']

Robert Shaw Chamber Singers

Telarc CD-80377

089408037726

Rejoice! – A String Quartet Christmas [track 1 for ‘Joy to the World’ instrumental & break music]

Arturo Delmoni, Alexander Romanul, Katherine Murcock, Nathaniel Rosen

John Marks Records 12

717794709629

Handel: Messiah [for 'Comfort Ye' intro]

Dunedin Consort & Players, John Butt

Linn Records CKD 285

691062028523

Nativity : Christmas Music From Georgian England [for 'Joy to the World']

Parley of Instruments Baroque Orchestra, Peter Holman

Hyperion CDA67443

034571174433

The Colors of Christmas [for Handelian 'Joy to the World']

Bach Choir, Royal Phil-harmonic Orchestra; John Rutter

Decca 001609202

602527822129

Christmastide [for 'Adeste Fidelis']

Jessye Norman

EMI Classics 49819

077774981927

Christmas with the Robert Shaw Chorale [for 'God Rest You Merry Gentlemen']

Robert Shaw Chorale

RCA DMC2-1217

[none]

The Chalice Well: English Traditional Music [for 'Doves Figary']

Idlewild

Idlewild Recordings 19891

634479042966

While Shepherds Watched [for 'Wesley Rondo']

Timothy Roberts, Parley of Instruments

Hyperion CDA67443

034571174433

Vaughan Williams: Christmas Music [for 'The First Nowell']

City of London Sinfonia, Richard Hickox

Chandos CHAN 10385

095115138526

Puer Natus in Bethlehem [for 'Corde Natus']

Elmer Iseler Singers

 

CBC Records 1165

059582116524

Traditional Christmas Carols Vol II [for 'Of the Father’s Heart Begotten']

The Sixteen

Coro COR16085

828021608520

A Christmas Festival [for 'Nos Galan']

Elin Manahan Thomas, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra; John Rutter

Collegium Records COLCD 133

040888013327

O Come, All Ye Faithful

New York Choral Artists, Joseph Flummerfelt

EMI Classics CDC 7499082

077774990820

 
Saturday, December 14, 2013
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