Tuesday, December 24, 2013

An Enchanted End to the Sharing Season

Christmas Eve!  The clock is ticking toward our traditional Christmas holiday family festivities.  Dinner at Mom's.  Church.  Home for the evening, watching "A Christmas Story".  Then to bed, awaiting Christmas morning.  We will have a White Christmas here at the Bingle's in Kansas City.  A snowstorm on Saturday night followed by a cold front has left the snow for us to enjoy on Christmas Day.

For you, my readers, I have what I believe to be the most interesting, certainly the most eclectic, share of the season, "Enchanted Carols" from the Saydisc label in the UK.  "Enchanted Carols" features songs performed on Street Piano, Roller Barrel Organ, Orpheus Disc Piano, Handbell Choir, Music Box, a Brass Band, and the Bells of St. Mary Redcliffe in Bristol.  What a collection!



There are traditional favorites such as "Good King Wenceslas", "Jingle Bells", and "O Come All Ye Faithful".  There are also songs that we don't hear as often, like "Down in Yon Forest", "A Virgin Most Pure", and "See Amidst the Winter Snow" (as part of a carol medley).




Just for fun, I included a scan of the inserts in the album cover.  They aren't directly related to the record, but I thought you might enjoy them.

So, with "Enchanted Carols", I conclude another season of sharing Christmas Music with you.  As I've prepared the shares this year, I've found that many more Christmas recordings of the past are now available in digital format.  That's both good and bad.  Good because they have been remastered with excellent sound quality.  Bad because it limits what I can share.  Still, I hope that you have all enjoyed the music this year.

Merry Christmas!

"Enchanted Carols" download link

5 comments:

  1. Merry and Healthy Christmas for you and yours!!!

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  2. Merry Christmas to you and yours. Thank you for your generosity in sharing all the beautiful music.

    ~ Tutorman from NYC

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  3. I'm a little late with your offering, but it looks interesting. I enjoy the idea of older instruments for this music. Thanks, der Bingle!
    Jack

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  4. Mistletoe and HollyDecember 27, 2013 at 5:01 PM

    Thanks for the shares, Der Bingle. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family.

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  5. I really am glad I have found this site, you have become a Christmas tradition for me over the past 3 years. I appreciate all your comments, views and shares and I look forward to next year. Happy 2014

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