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Ancient Noels

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Product Description Ancient carols, Renaissance rhythms and haunting medieval hymns bring to life images of desert landscapes, stone monasteries and the origins of Christmas. Maggie Sansone on hammered dulcimer with members of Ensemble Galilei: Marcia Diehl on recorder, bowed psaltery and pennywhistle; Jim Brooks on recorder and concertina; Sue Richards on Celtic harp; Carolyn Surrick on treble viola & bass viola da gamba; Bonnie Rideout on fiddle, Zan McLeod on cittern and guitar and Ben Harms on hand drums and tambourine. Review "A perfect blend of tempos,instruments and eclectic tunes that offer something different. Enchanting and delightful." -- The Bookreader "An enticing blend... unorthodox instrumental combinations result in interesting textures and imaginative interpretations." -- ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION "One of the year's best, a mystical majesty fuels both stately medieval processionals, and sprightly carols and hymns." -- The Washington Post "The relative unfamiliar melodies make this perfect and playable any time of the year." -- Dirty Linen Folk & World Magazine From the Artist It's the best combination and a perfect Christmas recording that combines the best of the now popular Celtic/Early music cross over sounds bringing the talents of Celtic and Christmas recording artist Maggie Sansone together with national touring artists at the top of their field: the Celtic/Early Music ensemble -Ensemble Galilei and National Scottish fiddle champion Bonnie Rideout together. ALso listen to Ensemble Galilei's new Christmas recording; A Winter's Night (MM226); Music in the Great Hall ( MM107), Maggie Sansone's Christmas recording with Bonnie Rideout and AL Petteway- A Scottish Christmas and Maggie Sansone's 2 bestselling Christmas recordings that started it all- Sounds of the Season and Sounds of the Season II. About the Artist About Maggie Sansone & Ensemble Galilei. The Ensemble specializes in the performance of Celtic music, Early music and new compositions. Featuring Celtic harp, fiddle, Scottish small pipes, oboe, recorders, penny-whistle, viola da gamba and percussion, the repertoire ranges from instrumental arrangements of chant by Hildegard von Bingen, to Renaissance dance music, to chaconnes from the Baroque, to Irish jigs and reels, to music composed by the performers in the traditional style to music celebrating the Holiday season. This is the first Christmas recording featuring Ensemble Galilei. MAggie Sansone is one of the most exciting and innovative hammered dulcimer players recording today and has been featured on CBS-TV "Sunday Morning," and NPR?s "All Things Considered," "Performance Today," and "The Thistle & Shamrock." Also, she is CEO of Maggie?s Music record label which features top Celtic and Early music performers and over forty recordings distributed worldwide through mail order, wholesale and retail outlets. The label has received seven "Record Label of the Year" WAMMIE awards from the Washington Area Music Association. A major article on the record label appeared in The Washington Post which said " Gaelic traditions are alive and well...Maggie's Music has been a driving force behind the popularity of Celtic 'chamber folk," which combines the intricate harmonies of classical music with the energy and spirit of folk music." Maggie?s recordings are: 1) SOLO: Celtic Meditations; A Traveler?s Dream; Dance Upon the Shore, Mist & Stone, Traditions; 2) CHRISTMAS: Sounds of the Season, Sounds of the Season II, Ancient Noels with Ensemble Galilei, A Scottish Christmas (CD/DVD/video) and 3) CELTIC COLLECTIONS: Celtic Mist and Carolan?s Gift. The record label:Maggie?s Music is a new music from the deep well of our ancient folk and Celtic traditions, and celebrates over 15 yrs in them music business. Pioneers of "chamber - folk or Early Music/! Celtic cross over", the label's sound is known for elegance, quality and a broad ranging cross over appeal.

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Old favorite of mine, new favorite of people I've gifted with it!This is hands down my favorite Winter/Christmas album. An old favorite! There are both cheerful and more solemn selections on it. If you enjoy Celtic music (even though this is not exactly Celtic) I think you will really love this. I have given it as gifts to two Celtic music lovers and it has become a favorite with them as well. This is NOT your typical holiday music or carols...it's perfect Winter evening music.5Great cd for the Christmas Holidays and beyondIt's a lovely medieval Christmas cd which I'm still listening to in March. Why restrict it to Christmas?5Great addition to holiday music collectionHammered dulcimer, recorder, viola da gamba, et. al. might not be everyone's idea of fitting music for Christmas, but Ancient Noels offers music for the contemplative, reflective time of the Christmas / Advent holiday. Save the brass, full orchestra, and large choir for Christmas morning. Put this excellent CD on Christmas evening after the tree is trimmed, shopping done, and kids are down and be transported back to a quieter, less hectic era. Wonderful.5Magical MusicI had heard this album many years ago and fell in love with it but wasn't able to find it again until just recently. This music is a welcome relief for those who have heard "Jingle Bells","Silent Night" etc. just one too many times. My favorite piece is the third noel, entitled "Hoboekentanz/Schafertanz"; it's absolutely magical and, as you listen to it, you feel yourself being drawn far back in time to when this music was first created and played.5Hammered dulciner carols are lovely.Love these carols played on the hammered dulcimer. They evoke the Nativity story.5Unusual, haunting soundI m not a musician so I can t speak from that perspective. I do so love the dulcimer sound and the lovely tunes of this CD. Winter in a cold, dark climate really gets me down, and I look for music that is soothing and which to some extent mirrors my mood. Some of the sounds in this CD do that, I believe they re called minor sounds. Anyway, for those looking for unusual, haunting winter music, you won t be disappointed. This music is not cheerful or upbeat, but beautiful nonetheless.5and I am so glad I didEach year I order a few CDs of early Christmas music to give as gifts to special friends. Actually it was the cover art and title of this CD that attracted me.This year I saved this one for myself, and I am so glad I did! It is all instrumental arrangements of lesser known carols--I mean this! these are the really old ones, not the familiar chestnuts--and it is very beautifully done. It makes perfect relaxing, evocative listening for the Christmas season. I put in on in the car and enjoy it as I drive around. I absolutely love it, and think other enthusiasts for early music will too. A great collection!5I liked this different take on Christmas CarolsI liked this different take on Christmas Carols. The hammered dulcimer, recorder, Celtic harp, concertina make this the perfect cd to listen to on a dark, quiet night. Supposedly for Christmas, but I can put this on, lay down in the recliner, turn out the lights at night and it will put me in a meditative state. I especially liked the treatment of the Bell carol and the Donkey's carol. This may end up being a Christmas present for a musician friend or two.5will not burn to cdLovely music but I am stuck with it on my laptop only as it will not burn to a cd. I never had this problem before butperhaps amazon digital downloads are made so they cannot be put on a cd.?? Would have bought the cd if I knew that but I needed the music right away.1A New TraditionI was looking for some non-traditional holiday music and this filled the bill. I ve played the CD twice and the selections are growing on me. It may be non-traditional for modern times but it was traditional for a much earlier time and I m finding it to be a pleasant listening experience.4
Ancient Noels

Ancient Noels

4.7
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