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  • Irishbrit
    Kerby et al, This is great stuff, thanks. Happy New Year! ... I m ... photos ... flutist) ... or the ... was ... that
    Message 1 of 6 , Jan 2, 2007
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      Kerby et al,

      This is great stuff, thanks. Happy New Year!


      --- In 18cMusic@yahoogroups.com, "Kerby" <lovallo@...> wrote:
      >
      > Hi Jim & all,
      >
      > There's a CD called "A Colonial Christmas" issued by the Met Museum
      > featuring the group "Early Music New York" led by Frederick Renz.
      I'm
      > sure it's very carefully researched but of course there's some
      > conjecture as to what exactly was played & sung. Some of the tunes
      > included
      >
      > Cold and Raw (from The Dancing Master)
      > Bethlehem (Billings)
      > In the Fields in Frost and Snow (DM)
      > Emanuel for Christmas (Billings)
      > Christmas Cheer (DM)
      > New Year's Eve (DM)
      > Adeste fideles (Wade)
      > New Year's Day in the Morning (Universal Magazine of Knowledge and
      > Pleasure, 1755)
      > Soldier's Joy (! - Captain George Bush's Note-book)
      >
      > ...and about 30 more. I'm uploading the complete list to the
      photos
      > section.
      >
      > I like the CD a lot & it includes some fife playing on it (which is
      > good except that the player uses as much vibrato as a modern
      flutist)
      > *******
      >
      > There's a very good article "Christmas in Colonial Days" at the
      > Williamsburg web site:
      > http://www.history.org/Foundation/journal/Christmas04/music.cfm
      >
      > ***********
      >
      > Merry Christmas to all,
      > Kerby
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In 18cMusic@yahoogroups.com, "Irishbrit" <irishbrit@> wrote:
      > >
      > > List,
      > >
      > > There was a thread on revlist about "Colonial" Christmas music
      or the
      > > lack thereof, as Christmas was not a big deal in the Eighteenth
      > > Century as it is now. In fact, in the New England Colonies it
      was
      > > frowned apon for religious reasons. Do we have any period music
      that
      > > could truly be called Christmas music?
      > >
      > > BTW Happy Holidays!
      > > Jim Murphy
      > > Connecticut Colony
      > >
      >
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