Cherry Tree - Songs, Carols & Ballads For Christmas

The Cherry Tree - Songs, Carols & Ballads For Christmas

by Anonymous 4
     
 
Back in the studio after a four year haitus, Anonymous 4 returns with The Cherry Tree -- an instant holiday music classic featuring medieval English carols and Anglo-American spiritual songs. It is the eighteenth original recording for the renowned vocal ensemble and their first since 2006's Gloryland.

The Cherry Tree is named after the

Overview

Back in the studio after a four year haitus, Anonymous 4 returns with The Cherry Tree -- an instant holiday music classic featuring medieval English carols and Anglo-American spiritual songs. It is the eighteenth original recording for the renowned vocal ensemble and their first since 2006's Gloryland.

The Cherry Tree is named after the miracle ballad of Joseph and Mary, the earliest text of which survives from a Coventry Play from around 1400. The "Cherry Tree" story persisted in many forms, making its way into medieval British carols of the mid-15th century and into British and American traditional ballads. In it, Joseph doubts the divine origin of Mary's pregnancy only to hear Jesus speak from within Mary's womb, causing a cherry tree to bend its branches and offer his mother its fruit. From the Label

Product Details

Release Date:
09/14/2010
Label:
Harmonia Mundi Fr.
UPC:
0093046745363
catalogNumber:
807453

Related Subjects

Tracks

  1. Prophetarum presignata (Prosa)
  2. Nowel syng we bothe al and som (Carol)
  3. Alma redemptoris mater (Carol)
  4. The Shepherd's Star (Folk hymn)
  5. Newell - Tydings trew (Ballad carol)
  6. Mervele noght Iosep (Carol)
  7. Synge we to this mery cumpane (Carol)
  8. Qui creavit celum (Song)
  9. A Virgin Unspotted (Carol)
  10. Now may we syngyn (Carol)
  11. Lullay my child - This ender nithgt (Ballad carol)
  12. Star in the East (Folk hymn)
  13. Veni redemptor genicum (Carol)
  14. The Cherry Tree Carol (Carol ballad)
  15. Salve mater misericordie (Prosa)
  16. Hail mary ful of grace (Carol)
  17. Bethlehem (Fuging tune)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Anonymous 4   Primary Artist,Vocal Ensemble

Technical Credits

William Billings   Composer
Marsha Genensky   Liner Notes,Text Translation
Susan Hellauer   Liner Notes,Text Translation
Brad Michel   Engineer
Robina G. Young   Producer
Geneviève Begou   Text Translation,Liner Note Translation
Karin Elsener   Graphic Design
Irish Traditional   Composer
William Knapp   Composer
English Traditional   Composer
Ingeborg Neumann   Text Translation,Liner Note Translation
American Traditional   Composer

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