Winter's DelightsSony Masterworks
Packed full of engaging and appealing seasonal offerings, Winter's Delights is Quadriga Consort's new album and welcome addition to Yuletide. English composer and poet Thomas Campion (1567–1620) famously wrote ‘Summer hath his joys and Winter his delights,' and the consort has taken this memorable line as its starting point for this attractive collection of popular and lesser-known winter melodies. The album includes traditional English carols such as "The First Nowell," "The Three Kings" and "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel," together with Scottish tunes such as "Gloomy Winter," "The Traveller Benighted in Snow" and "Leanabh an Àigh" (The Blessed Child), better known in recent years as the hit song "Morning has Broken." From Ireland comes the traditional jig "A Merry Christmas" as well as the medley consisting of "Early in the Morning" (trad. hornpipe) / "The Ivy Leaf" (trad. reel) / "Christmas Comes But Once A Year" (trad. jig). Nova Scotia beckons with "The Stormy Scenes of Winter" and France happily presents "Noël Nouvelet – Sing We Now of Christmas."
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Quadriga Consort - Winter's Delights / WFMT: New Release of the Week
English composer and poet Thomas Campion famously wrote, "Summer hath his joys and Winter his delights," and the Quadriga Consort has taken this memorable line as its starting point for their new album. The ensemble celebrates the delightful aspects of the season with long-forgotten carols and age-old tunes. Quadriga Consort - Winter's Delights / WFMT: Chicago - New Release of the Week...