Tonight I have two records from the Boston Camerata, "A Renaissance Christmas" and "A Medieval Christmas".
"A Renaissance Christmas" was released in 1974 and features seven tracks of renaissance music:
2 The Advent
5 The Birth of Jesus
6 The Star, The Wise Men, and the Evil King
7 The Shepherds at the Cradle
The Boston Camerata, directed by Joel Cohen, gives us a tremendous interpretation of this suite of renaissance period Christmas music. This is some of the best I have heard in this genre.
"A Medieval Christmas" was released the following year, 1975. It contains an 18-track program of music and readings, and is, like its predecessor, an excellent performance of period Christmas music.
For those who enjoy this type of Christmas music, these will be excellent additions to your collection. No Beiber, Run-over Grandmas, or Christmas Shoes here. Just extraordinarily reverent performances of Christmas songs from years ago.
Please enjoy the Boston Camerata. If you like what you hear, leave a comment!
"A Renaissance Christmas" <link removed by request>
"A Medieval Christmas" <link removed by request>