A Traditional Christmas Carol Collection from The Sixteen (Digital Only)
Harry Christophers & The Sixteen
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Delivers exactly what it promises
This is an album of traditional carols (meaning no "modern" classics like "White Christmas" or "Jingle Bells"). The ensemble has a rich sound, primarily vocal, with little instrumental accompaniment or embellishment. The voices are clear, the arrangments lush, and the mix of carols is very nice. Although there are a few old familiar favorites missing ("We Three Kings," for example, is not found on this album, nor is "O Come, O Come Emmanuel"), their absence is made up for by the inclusion of some material less familiar to American audiences ("In the Bleak Midwinter," "See Amid the Winter's Snow"). A little something for everyone, with the added bonus of an opportunity to find some new "traditional" material to love.
A marvelous selection of traditional Christmas carols, tastefully arranged, subtly accompanied, and rendered with pitch-perfect elegance by one of the premier vocal ensembles in the world today. Nearly every song brought tears to my eyes as I reveled in the glory of the human voice, and in the simple joy of the Christmas season. This is an absolute must-have for any Yuletide collection.
A Traditional Christmas Carol
One of the mosy beautiful and inspiring collections of Christmas music I have ever heard. It transported me to a peaceful place as I listened and drove to a business meeting. I highly recommend that everyone add this to their holiday collectin.
Born: December 26, 1953 in Goudhurst, Kent, England
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s