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A Victorian Noël (CD)

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An enchanting companion album to A Victorian Christmas... Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans officially outlawed all festivals, including the ancient Yuletide celebrations so beloved by the people. In rediscovering the ancient feast of Christmas, the Victorians searched throughout Europe to find old carols, transporting them across borders and language barriers. Here is a collection of well-known melodies from Provence: Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella; Burgandy: Patapan; Germany: O, Tannenbaum; France: Wherefore This Great Joy (Angels We Have Heard on High) - along with lesser-known gems from Poland, Alsace, Sicily, Finland, Holland, Austria, Catalonia, Denmark, Galicia and the Basque country.

1. Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella (Provençal) Il Est Né, le Divine Enfant (French) 3:10 2. Infant Holy (Polish) / I Saw Three Ships (English) / The Builders (French) 4:00 3. At the Nativity (Alsatian) / Bethlehem's Stall (Basque) 3:46 4. Fum Fum Fum (Catalan) / Patapan (Burgundian) 2:19 5. Christ Is Born in Bethlehem (Catalan) We'll Speak Very Softly (Galician) 4:52 6. O, Tannenbaum (German) / Lippai (Austrian) 3:04 7. Lovely Is the Dark Blue Sky (Danish) / Come Hear the Wonderful Tidings (Bohemian) 2:32 8. In Dulci Jubilo (German) / Shepherd's Cradle Song (German) / Canzone d'i Zampognari (Sicilian) 3:54 9. Gabriel's Message Does Away (Finnish/English) Adam and His Helpmate (Provençal) 3:26 10. Masters in This Hall (French) Wherefore This Great Joy (French) 4:28 11. To Bethlehem (Basque) / The Message (Dutch) 3:43 12. As Lately We Watched (Austrian) 1:48 13. Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella (Reprise) 1:18