John Langstaff - The Christmas Revels FLAC album
Genre: Audio recording / Folk and World music
Title: The Christmas Revels
Style: Folk, Spoken Word
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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.
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|A1a||Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Recorder – Lisle Kulbach
|A1b||Room's Opening Lines
Voice Actor [Room] – Henry Chapin*
Arranged By – Brian Holmes Ensemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass EnsembleTimpani – Frank Epstein
|A2a||Father Christmas Verse
Voice Actor [Father Christmas] – Robert J. Lurtsema
|A2b||The Boar's Head Carol
Arranged By – Elizabeth PostonBaritone Vocals – John LangstaffEnsemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass EnsembleTimpani – Frank Epstein
Fiddle – Marshall Barron
|A3a||Here We Come A-Wassailing||1:20|
Written-By – Kenneth Grahame
|A3c||There Was A Pig Went Out To Dig||1:35|
|A4a||The Monks' March
Arranged By – Marshall BarronCornett – John FleagleDulcian – Hildur ColotSackbut – Janet Fuchs
Concertina – Jerome Epstein*Fiddle – Marshall Barron
Voice – Robert J. Lurtsema
|A4d||The Holly And The Ivy
Performer – Cynthia Shauer, John Langstaff, Pegeen Valentine, Peter Clarke
Voice Actor [Fool] – Henry Chapin*
|A4f||Lord Of The Dance
Arranged By – Brian Holmes Baritone Vocals – John LangstaffEnsemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass EnsembleWords By – Sydney Carter
Composed By – Claudio MonteverdiEnsemble [Brass] – Cambridge Symphonic Brass Ensemble
|B1b||Masters In This Hall
Arranged By – Jerry Epstein
Voice Actor [Marcellus] – Robert J. LurtsemaWritten-By – William Shakespeare
Tenor Vocals – John Fleagle
Voice – Robin HowardWritten By – W. R. Rodgers
|B2d||Alle Psallite Cum Luya||1:16|
|B3a||The Moon Shines Bright
Baritone Vocals – John Langstaff
|B3b||St. George's Verse
Voice Actor [St. George] – Gerret Warner
|B3c||Sword Dance Tunes
Fiddle – Marshall Barron
|B3d||The Shortest Day
Voice – Robert J. LurtsemaWritten-By – Susan Cooper
|B3e||The Wren Song||0:49|
|B3f||Apple Tree Wassail||1:51|
|B4a||The Twelve Days Of Christmas||3:34|
|B4b||The Fool's Farewell
Voice Actor [Fool] – Henry Chapin*
|B4c||Sussex Mummers' Carol
Arranged By [Final Descant] – Vaughan Williams*
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Revels Inc.
- Pressed By – A+R Record Manufacturing Corporation
- 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)
|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|