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John Langstaff - The Christmas Revels FLAC album


Performer: John Langstaff
Genre: Audio recording / Folk and World music
Title: The Christmas Revels
Country: US
Released: 1978
Style: Folk, Spoken Word
FLAC version ZIP size: 1460 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1873 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1194 mb
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 866
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Sources for songs include John Langstaff (A3c, A4f, B3e), E. Poston (A2b), W. R. Rogers & K. Rexroth (B2c), Tasha Tudor (A4c). Special thanks to Mrs. William Shurcliff for lending handbells (B1b, B2b), and the friends of Revels who sang in the audience (A4d, B4a, B4c). Code-barres et Autres Identifiants. Matrix, Runout: A+R 806-88-A A+R DALLAS COLLEGIUM SOUND NY. Matrix, Runout: 806-88-B. Pressing Plant ID (Etched in Side A Runout): A+R. Pressing Plant ID (Diameter and style of dual pressing rings): 29mm/70mm (muffin top). Politique du Vendeur.

The Revels, then, were a celebration of the rebirth of the New Year, but Langstaff added a twist. He would also enfold Christ - the "Lord of the Dance" - into his pageant, arguing that His death and rebirth fit perfectly into ancient pagan ritual.

Victorian Christmas Revels. A Victorian Christmas Revels.

1. The Gower Wassail. 4. King Herod & the Cock. 5. I Saw Three Ships.

Songs from A Victorian Christmas Revels by David Coffin, David Coffin & trio. Free download and listen A Victorian Christmas Revels. Margot Chamberlain, harp. Thd Parlour Orchestra. The Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble. The Children's Waits. The Christmas Revels. The Parlour Orchestr.

Album · 1978 · 30 Songs. John Langstaff, The Revels Chorus, Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble & Frank Epstein.

But the Christmas Revels have revived, through their numerous Christmas CD's, a multitude of these long lost gems. And now the Christmas Revels put a large chunk of what they have recorded into music book form! And it's from this music book that Simply Dickens get much of their material that they perform at the Holly Dickens Festival

John Langstaff, the founder of the Christmas Revels, died Tuesday in Basil, Switzerland, after suffering a stroke. He was 84. The Christmas Revels is a show that explores the roots of the Christmas and winter solstice celebrations from a different era or country each year. It began in 1971 in Boston and has since expanded to cities across the country. Langstaff was born on Christmas Eve. He was a classically trained singer who also wrote children's books. The Revels, a Musical Winter Solstice Tribute Dec. 17, 1997.

Tracklist Hide Credits

Band One
A1a Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Recorder – Lisle Kulbach
1:49
A1b Room's Opening Lines
Voice Actor [Room] – Henry Chapin*
0:39
A1c Wassail Carol
Arranged By – Brian Holmes Ensemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass EnsembleTimpani – Frank Epstein
2:03
Band Two
A2a Father Christmas Verse
Voice Actor [Father Christmas] – Robert J. Lurtsema
0:30
A2b The Boar's Head Carol
Arranged By – Elizabeth PostonBaritone Vocals – John LangstaffEnsemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass EnsembleTimpani – Frank Epstein
1:30
A2c Constant Billy
Fiddle – Marshall Barron
1:23
Band Three
A3a Here We Come A-Wassailing 1:20
A3b Villagers All!
Written-By – Kenneth Grahame
0:30
A3c There Was A Pig Went Out To Dig 1:35
Band Four
A4a The Monks' March
Arranged By – Marshall BarronCornett – John FleagleDulcian – Hildur ColotSackbut – Janet Fuchs
1:05
A4b Dargason
Concertina – Jerome Epstein*Fiddle – Marshall Barron
0:55
A4c Fra Giovanni
Voice – Robert J. Lurtsema
1:06
A4d The Holly And The Ivy
Performer – Cynthia Shauer, John Langstaff, Pegeen Valentine, Peter Clarke
2:46
A4e Fool's Verse
Voice Actor [Fool] – Henry Chapin*
0:13
A4f Lord Of The Dance
Arranged By – Brian Holmes Baritone Vocals – John LangstaffEnsemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass EnsembleWords By – Sydney Carter
4:15
Band One
B1a Fanfare
Composed By – Claudio MonteverdiEnsemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
1:09
B1b Masters In This Hall
Arranged By – Jerry Epstein
3:01
Band Two
B2a Shakespeare Lines
Voice Actor [Marcellus] – Robert J. LurtsemaWritten-By – William Shakespeare
0:28
B2b Nova! Nova!
Tenor Vocals – John Fleagle
1:35
B2c Nativity
Voice – Robin HowardWritten By – W. R. Rodgers
0:24
B2d Alle Psallite Cum Luya 1:16
Band Three
B3a The Moon Shines Bright
Baritone Vocals – John Langstaff
1:02
B3b St. George's Verse
Voice Actor [St. George] – Gerret Warner
0:14
B3c Sword Dance Tunes
Fiddle – Marshall Barron
1:26
B3d The Shortest Day
Voice – Robert J. LurtsemaWritten-By – Susan Cooper
1:31
B3e The Wren Song 0:49
B3f Apple Tree Wassail 1:51
Band Four
B4a The Twelve Days Of Christmas 3:34
B4b The Fool's Farewell
Voice Actor [Fool] – Henry Chapin*
0:13
B4c Sussex Mummers' Carol
Arranged By [Final Descant] – Vaughan Williams*
2:27

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Revels Inc.
  • Pressed By – A+R Record Manufacturing Corporation

Credits

  • Design [Jacket] – David Arnold
  • Engineer [Recording] – Don Wade , Jerry Epstein
  • Horn – Brian Holmes
  • Liner Notes – Susan Cooper
  • Painting, Producer – Raine Williams*
  • Photography – Sam Sweezy, Sarah Putnam
  • Trombone – John Hildebrand , Kevin Henry
  • Trumpet – Fred Holmgren, Kenneth Pullig

Notes

"Villagers All!" (song A3b) from "Wind In The Willows"
"Shakespeare Lines" (song B2b) from "Hamlet"
Cover print is entitled "The Banqueting Hall, Haddon, Derbyshire"

Recorded in Sanders Theater at Harvard University, 1978.

The Revels Chorus includes David Arnold, Ann Baxter, Elizabeth Clark, Peter Clarke, Vera Clifford, Helene Cornelius, Francis S. Duane, Gene Faxon, Kendra Ferguson, Mimi Gredy, Charles Hammond, Catherine Hitchings, Chip Hitchcock, Lewis E. Kimball, David Lynch, Keith Ohmart, Jacqueline Schwab, Cynthia Shauer, Jennifer F. Smith, Melissa Smith, Benjamin Soule, Susan Thomas, Pegeen Valentine, Gerret Warner; (A1c, A2b, A4d, A4f, B1b, B2b, B2d, B3f, B4a, B4c).

The Revels Children include John Burkhardt, Robbie Dawson, Michael Fraser, Darrin Leverett, Jesse Saletan, Nina Saletan, Corinna Snyder, Christie Thomas, Megan Thomas, Kate Valentine, Sarah Wickett, Naila Wissa; (A3a, A3c, B3e, B4c).

Alexander's Feast performers (playing serpent, rebec, sackbut, lyzarden, shawms, dulcian, cornetto, bells, pipe and tabor, recorders, flute, gothic harp, psaltery, hurdy-gurdy, double bass, percussion, accordion, and guitar) include Hildur Colot, Janet Fuchs, David Gay, John Fleagle, Sue Robbins; (A4d, B1b, B2d, B3f, B4c).

Muddy River Morris Team dancers (A2c, B3c)

Sources for songs include John Langstaff (A3c, A4f, B3e), E. Poston (A2b), W. R. Rogers & K. Rexroth (B2c), Tasha Tudor (A4c).
Special thanks to Mrs. William Shurcliff for lending handbells (B1b, B2b), and the friends of Revels who sang in the audience (A4d, B4a, B4c).

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: A+R 806-88-A A+R DALLAS COLLEGIUM SOUND NY.
  • Matrix / Runout: 806-88-B
  • Pressing Plant ID (Etched in Side A Runout): A+R
  • Pressing Plant ID (Diameter and style of dual pressing rings): 29mm/70mm (muffin top)

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
CA1078 John Langstaff The Christmas Revels ‎(Cass, Album) Revels Records CA1078 US 1982
CD 1078 John Langstaff The Christmas Revels ‎(CD, Album) Revels Records CD 1078 US 1988