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Visions of The Child

by Oakwood Chamber Players

Soprano and baritone join harp and 8 classical musicians to share with us the mystery of a miraculous birth into a troubled world. Traditional carols mingle with new works in this unusual Holiday disc of outstanding and unexpected "Visions of The Child."
Genre: Classical: Contemporary
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Visions of the Child - Prelude
1:47 album only
2. Visions of the Child- I Shall Bear What Must Be Born
3:51 album only
3. Visions of the Child- He is Divine
1:45 album only
4. Visions of the Child- Interlude: The Heavenly Host
1:30 album only
5. Visions of the Child- The Shepherd's Song
2:35 album only
6. Visions of the Child- The Wise Man's Dream
3:59 album only
7. Visions of the Child- Rachel (Who is that Weeping?)
3:21 album only
8. Visions of the Child- Haylow (A Lullaby of the Animals)
2:11 album only
9. Visions of the Child- Interlude: The Bells
2:20 album only
10. Visions of the Child- Mary's Heart
5:11 album only
11. An Old Wisconsin Christmas
3:45 album only
12. Christmas Carol of the Birds
3:52 album only
13. Pastorales de Noel- L'Etoile
3:26 album only
14. Pastorales de Noel- Les Mages
3:29 album only
15. Pastorales de Noel- La Vierge et L'Enfant
3:15 album only
16. Pastorales de Noel- Entree et Danse des Bergers
2:42 album only
17. The Cherry Tree
4:58 album only
18. Duermete Nino
3:16 album only
19. Lo How a Rose E'er Blooming/Staffansvisan
3:34 album only
20. Yule Suite- Salutations Carol
2:32 album only
21. Yule Suite- Essex Carol
3:49 album only
22. Yule Suite- Noel, Nouvelet
2:39 album only
23. Yulet Suite- Gloucestershire Wassail
2:14 album only


Album Notes
We can't believe that eleven seasons have passed since we launched our first "Christmas Lights" concert in Wisconsin. The Oakwood Chamber Players have commissioned much superb music to celebrate this season, and offer for you a unique third recording of our latest highlights.

You'll hear the intimate voicing of 9 chamber musicians in traditional carols and new music. In our first vocal recording, you'll hear soprano Cheryl Bensman Rowe and baritone Paul Rowe in varied dramatic roles (Visions of the Child). There are several beautiful tracks that combine
the music of harp with solo instruments and voices(Christmas Carol of the Birds, Pastorales de Noel, The Cherry Tree Carol).

We feature composer Craig Bohmler on this recording. We have worked with Craig before (visit our "SCENES" CD site). His music is theatrical and moving. Together with lyricist, Marion Adler, he has created a picture of the birth of Christ that is is told through the eyes of
unexpected observers: Joseph, a simple shepherd, a wiseman's dream, the animals in the manger, Rachel and Herod.

It is the "vision" of the birth of Christ from unusual perspectives that unifies this recording. You won't find anything like it anywhere else.

If you like what you hear, try out our "Christmas Lights: A New Strand" recording. Or check our our "SCENES" CD, which includes a narration about winter, "January Thaw," an excerpt set to music from naturalist, Aldo Leopold's "Sand County Almanac." Both available on CDBaby.com!

Check our our website at oakwoodchamberplayers.com.



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Combining traditional carols with original, classical composition, the Oakwood Chamber Players bring a fresh and intelligent choice to holiday album shopping. With wide instrumentation, highlighting soprano and baritone singers, harp and 8 classical musicians, "Visions of the Child" celebrates and honors the season, sharing in the "mystery of a miraculous birth into a troubled world." Rarely is it that a Christmas record can perk up the ears and bring a new light to age-old traditions but this disc does exactly that.