Let the Angels Sing

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Each year, as the days grow shorter and temperatures a little colder, we begin to experience a sense of anticipation and excitement, as the holidays draw near. ‘Tis the season for delicious smells, heart-warming sights, and joyful sounds; no other time of year is as filled with musical celebrations and good will, when even strangers come together and raise their voices in song!

The practice of singing special hymns and songs to celebrate Christ’s nativity surely date to the earliest house churches, and in fact, many were adapted from pagan songs celebrating the Winter Solstice and other pre-Christian festivals. In 129 AD, a Roman Bishop decreed that a new, specially composed song known as the “Angel’s Hymn” to be sung at the Christmas services in Rome. Another famous early Christmas Hymn was written in 760AD, by Comas of Jerusalem, for the Greek Orthodox Church.

As the church’s liturgy continued to develop, Christmas songs were gradually replaced by Latin hymns and Gregorian chant.
It wasn’t until 1223, when St. Francis of Assisi began presenting his Nativity Plays in Italy that the common folk were once again encouraged to sing songs and ‘canticles’ in honor of the season. In contrast to the slow-moving, monotonous sound of religious chant, these new “canticles” had popular melodies that were easy to sin 

Tracklist

1.
Gabriel's Message
03:26
2.
Angelus ad Virginem
03:20
3.
Up! Good Christen Folk
01:35
4.
Rocking
02:00
5.
A Virgin Most Pure
04:59
6.
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
03:42
7.
King Jesus Hath a Garden
03:05
8.
In dulci jubilo
02:41
9.
Coventry Carol
03:26
10.
God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
02:42
11.
Zither Carol
02:54
12.
Unto Us Is Born a Son
02:21
13.
Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
02:45
14.
The Linden Tree Carol
02:05
15.
Good King Wenceslas
02:44
16.
Blessed Be That Maid Mary
03:34
17.
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
03:46

Total time: 00:51:05

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Original Recording Format

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Mastering Room

B&W 802 diamond

Microphones

DPA 4006

Producer

Preben Iwan

Recording Engineer

Mikkel Nymand

Recording location

Danish Radio Concert Hall, Copenhagen, Denmark

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DXD

Recording Software

Merging

SKU

6220615

Release Date June 6, 2016
SKU 6220615

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