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David Krienke | Christemasse

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by David Krienke

Ancient & Traditional Christmas Carols Gospel Americana Style
Genre: Holiday: Country
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  Song Share Time Download
1. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
5:08 $0.99
2. Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus
3:35 $0.99
3. While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks
3:56 $0.99
4. Angels from the Realms of Glory
4:19 $0.99
5. Hark! the Herald Angels Sing
5:06 $0.99
6. The First Noel
7:27 $0.99
7. Away in a Manger
3:24 $0.99
8. Once in Royal David's City
4:43 $0.99
9. Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming
3:41 $0.99
10. God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen
5:04 $0.99
11. Stille Nacht
5:41 $0.99
12. The Wexford Carol
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Album Notes
My third album, titled "Christemasse" is the old Middle-English spelling, coming from the Old-English "Christes maesse", literally - "Christ's mass". It contains mostly ancient Christmas carols of medieval origins, and it was recorded over a two week period in late November/early December of 2010.
"O Come, O Come Emmanuel" was originally written in Latin text in the 12th Century, but it's medieval origin may date to 8th Century Gregorian monks. This is the only song I've ever done that has no piano part - I used harpsichord instead, to bring the feel a bit closer to the medieval origins of the song.
"Hark! the Herald Angels Sing" was written in the 18th century by the great hymnist Charles Wesley.
"Away in a Manger" was originally called "Luther's Cradle Hymn" and was credited to Martin Luther, although that claim has never been verified.
"Es ist ein Ros entsprungen" ("A rose has sprung up"), most commonly translated to English as "Lo, How a Rose E'er Blooming" or "A Spotless Rose", is a Christmas carol and Marian Hymn of 16th century German origin.
"God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen" is a English carol of unknown origin, probably originating in the 17th century.
"Stille Nacht" is my version of "Silent Night", in the original German language.
"The Wexford Carol" is a beloved traditional Irish Christmas carol that dates to the 12th century.
This album is very special to me - I love that time of year, and I adore the traditional Christmas carols, and look forward to hearing them every Christmas season.



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