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Wynter Wakeneth

by The Harper and the Minstrel

Beautiful Wynter Music & Poems from Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque times played on a variety of Early Music instruments.
Genre: Classical: Early Music
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1. Cantiga 100
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2. El Decembre Congelat (Cold December's Winds)
3:34 $0.99
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3. Drive the Cold Wynter Away
3:20 $0.99
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4. Wynter Sonnet
1:08 $0.99
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5. Concerto No. 4 in F Minor, Op. 8, RV 297 "L'inverno": II. Largo
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6. How Like a Wynter Hath My Absence Been
2:53 $0.99
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7. Na Leanbhai I Mbeithil (The Children in Bethlehem)
2:05 $0.99
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8. Patapan
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9. Noel Nouvelet
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10. The Boar's Head Carol
2:29 $0.99
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11. Three Ships
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12. Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen (Lo How a Rose E're Blooming)
1:59 $0.99
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13. Quant Je Voy Yvers
2:23 $0.99
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14. In the Bleak Midwynter
2:31 $0.99
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15. Now Wynter Nights Enlarge
1:18 $0.99
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16. All Through the Night
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17. Tourdion
2:25 $0.99
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18. Gloucestershire Wassail
2:34 $0.99
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19. Green Groweth the Holly / Greensleeves
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20. Basque Carol
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21. Cantique De Noel
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"The Harper and The Minstrel present Wynter Music from long ago, played on a variety of instruments including Harp, the Medieval Irish Wire-Strung Harp (Cláirseach), Bowed Psaltery, and many more, with the stunning voices of Jay and Abby Michaels." -Renaissance Magazine

Harp
The Medieval Irish Wire-Strung Harp (Cláirseach)
Bowed Psaltery
Alto, Soprano and Tenor Recorders
Silver Flute
Irish Wooden Flute
Penny Whistles
Bowed, Plucked & Hammered Dulcimer
Cello
Classical Guitar
and the voices of Jay & Abby Michaels

Wynter wakeneth all my care;

Now the leaves wax dry and bare;

Oft I mourn and in despair

Sigh when comes into my thought

How this world's joy it goeth all to nought.

Cantiga 100 (13th Century Spain)
Jay Michaels: Bowed Dulcimer Abby Michaels: Soprano Recorder

El Decembre Congelat (Cold December's Winds) (Ancient Spain)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar Abby Michaels: Vocals, Penny Whistle

Drive The Cold Wynter Away (Traditional England 1500's)
Jay Michaels: Harp Abby Michaels: Vocals, Alto Recorder

Wynter Sonnet (Antonio Vivaldi)
Jay Michaels: Spoken Word, Cláirseach

Largo from Concerto No. 4, Op. 8, RV 297, "L'inverno" (Antonio Vivaldi)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar, Cláirseach Abby Michaels: Bowed Psaltery

How Like A Wynter Hath My Absence Been (Lyrics: William Shakespeare Music: Jay M. Michaels)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar Abby Michaels: Vocals, Tenor Recorder

Na Leanbhai I Mbeithil (The Children in Bethlehem) (Traditional Ireland)
Jay Michaels: Cláirseach Abby Michaels: Irish Wooden Flute

Patapan (Bernard de La Monnoye (1641–1728) France)
Jay Michaels: Bowed & Plucked Dulcimer, Vocals Abby Michaels: Vocals, Penny Whistle

Noel Nouvelet (15th Century France)
Abby Michaels: Hammered Dulcimer

The Boar's Head Carol (Traditional 15th Century England)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar Abby Michaels: Vocals, Alto Recorder

Three Ships (Traditional England)
Jay Michaels: Cláirseach Abby Michaels: Bowed Psaltery

Es Ist Ein Ros Entsprungen (Lo How A Rose E're Blooming) (15th Century Germany)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar Abby Michaels, Tenor Recorder, Vocals

Quant Je Voy Yvers (Colin Muset Early 13th Century France)
Jay Michaels: Plucked Dulcimer Abby Michaels: Hammered Dulcimer

In The Bleak Midwynter (Lyrics: Christina Georgina Music; Gustav Holst)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar, Cello Abby Michaels: Vocals, Harp

Now Wynter Nights Enlarge (Lyrics: Thomas Campian Music: "Ductia" Anonymous 13th Century)
Abby Michaels: Spoken Word, Hammered Duclimer

All Through The Night (Traditional Welsh Folksong/English Lyrics: Sir Harold Boulton 1884)
Jay Michaels: Cláirseach Abby Michaels: Vocals, Bowed Psaltery

Tourdion (16th Century France)
Jay Michaels: Bowed and Plucked Dulcimer Abby Michaels: Vocals, Soprano Recorder

Gloucestershire Wassail (Traditional England)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar, Bowed Dulcimer, Cláirseach, Harp, Vocals
Abby Michaels: Vocals, Irish Wooden Flute, Hammered Dulcimer
Additional Vocals: Kimberly Humason, Ashley Humason and Matthew Spellman

Green Groweth The Holly/Greensleeves (King Henry VIII/Traditional England)
Jay Michaels: Spoken Word, Harp Abby Michaels: Bowed Psaltery

Basque Carol (Traditional)
Jay Michaels: Vocals, Classical Guitar Abby Michaels: Vocals, Silver Flute

Cantique de Noel (Adolphe Adam 1847)
Jay Michaels: Classical Guitar Abby Michaels: Vocals, Harp

All Music Arranged by Jay M. Michaels and Abigail S. Michaels Copyright 2013 BMI All Rights Reserved

Back Cover and CD Photo by Betty Ashley

Jay's Classical Guitars designed and built by Phil Jackson email: swingingartist@verizon.net
His Cláirseach was built by George Leverette www.altarwind.com


Talented and versatile Multi-Instrumentalists Jay and Abby Michaels make up the duo The Harper and The Minstrel. Their unique sound is influenced by Celtic, Medieval, Renaissance, Baroque and Folk Music.

Abby's angelic alto and Jay's smokey baritone are accompanied by a variety of instruments including both the Traditional Gaelic Wire-Strung Harp (Cláirseach) and the Nylon-Strung Celtic Folk Harp, Silver Flute, Divergent Flute, Irish Wooden Flute, Alto, Soprano & Tenor Recorders, Penny Whistles, Bowed Psaltery, Bowed, Plucked & Hammered Dulcimers, Viol, and Classical Guitar.

This duo specializes in beautiful airs and ballads and unique arrangements of Traditional and Early Music from 13th Century Spanish Cantgas de Santa Maria to the music of English Lutenist John Dowland to Ireland's Turlough O'Carolan and much more!

Every December they present an Early Music Holiday program featuring Christmas and Winter Music from the Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque eras.

For the past decade The Harper and The Minstrel have brought their music to many venues in America including Folk, Renaissance, Medieval, and Celtic Festivals, Coffee Houses and Farmers Markets.


The Harper and The Minstrel are featured Entertainers at Florida's Annual Fort Myers Medieval Festival, The Hoggetowne Medieval Faire and The Florida Renaissance Festival. They have performed at The ICONS Irish Festival, The Boston Green Fest, The Sterling Renaissance Festival, The Great Lakes Medieval Faire, The Connecticut Renaissance Faire, King Richard's Faire, The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, The Boston Public Library, The Beal House at The South Shore Folk Music Club, The Phoenix Faerie Festival, The Southern California Pleasure Faire, The Boston Spring Flower Show and at many other events.



"You can best judge a musician’s acumen by the way they interpret music, whether that music is familiar to you or obscure...Jay and Abby Michaels’ deft adaptations of songs from Sting to Robert Burns are thrilling, and they reveal the pair to be artists of some skill."
-Motif Magazine

"Sheer uniqueness" -Dirty Linen Magazine

"Gentle, lovely music" -Renaissance Magazine

For complete information about The Harper and The Minstrel including upcoming shows, photos, bio, song samples and video please visit their official website:

http://www.theharperandtheminstrel.com/



Copyright 2013 BMI All Rights Reserved
www.theharperandtheminstrel.com

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