The Christmas is near so now is the good time to start creating the magic mood in our hearts. One of the best ways to create the mood is music!
This album lead us through three special aspects of Christmas:
Part 1—The Season. The weeks before Christmas are a busy time of anticipation for the upcoming festivities. This sections has a swirling rendition of the popular “Gaudete,” a very British version of “Past Three O’Clock,” and a contemplative but happy “In Dulci Jubilo.”
Part 2—And her name was Mary. The story of Mary opens with “Advent Song,” a glimpse of waiting and hoping, followed by an upbeat retelling of “The Annunciation.” In “Sweet Was The Song,” Mary sings a lullaby to her infant – with premonitions of his fate in this world. The section closes with a hypnotic, rhythmic arrangement of “What Child Is This?” (the traditional carol based on the melody of “Greensleeves”).
Part 3—Celebration! The “Gloucestershire Wassail” features tipsy, bubbling orchestration in keeping with season. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s “Christmas Bells,” which gives hope that there will be good will and peace on earth, is sung in classic choral style. “Enter The New Year” is a medley of three New Year’s classics: “Lo How A Rose E’er Blooming,” “The Old Year Now Away Has Fled,” and “Here We Come a Wassailing.”
Fill a cup with eggnog, sit by the fire, and enter the Season Of Joy.