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A Renaissance Christmas

December 1st, 2008 Leave a comment Go to comments

I am not in a habit of uploading full albums. There are blogs that specialise in that. So I have ever only posted two albums which are not easy to find (at least if you don’t do amazon, which is sticky with deliveries to some countries) and which I think are quite special. One of them was A Renaissance Christmas by the Boston Camerata. Since DivShare wiped out my entire account coinciding with the orgy of blog deletions, the link is dead. A reader asked very nicely if I could re-upload the album. And, since Advent kicked off yesterday, and that reader has periodically left comments, I have gladly done so. It was a very popular download, with 2,000 downloads or thereabouts.

A Renaissance Christmas (as I wrote a year ago) was recorded in 1986. As the title suggests, the Boston Camerata recreate the sound of Christmas from the 15th, 16th and 17th century, spreading the international flavour liberally with songs in English, French and German. I’m no expert in such things, but those who are say it is flawlessly performed. Especially fascinating are the brief readings from the Gospel of Luke that intersperse the album, delivered in what is supposed to be the English accent of the 16th century.

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And by another request, I have re-uploaded the notional Beatles album of 1981, titled The Beatles – Finally (previously on ZShare, which seems to be permanently up the creek).


  1. lemonflag
    December 2nd, 2008 at 02:14 | #1

    HiThanks you for this christmas album. I am looking forward to hearing it. Sorry to hear about your problems, I hope you keep on trucking. Have a happy christmas.

  2. Eddie Energy
    December 4th, 2008 at 16:05 | #2

    The “English” accent really sounds like a Geordie/Mackem. A citizen of Newcastle or Sunderland-end their environs. But don’t ever call one the other or vice versa!

  3. billie
    December 8th, 2008 at 14:27 | #3

    Many thanks and a blessed Christmas to you!

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