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On a Cold Winter's Day - Quadriga Consort
1 The First Nowell
2 Gloomy Winter
3 Leanabh an Aigh - The Blessed Child
4 Tune No. 172
5 The Three Kings
6 On This Day
7 Noel Nouvelet - Sing We Now of Christmas
8 Sweet Baby, Sleep!
9 O Come, O Come, Emmanuel!
10 The Traveller Benighted in Snow
11 Early in the Morning / The Ivy Leaf / Christmas Comes But Once a Year
12 Fare Thee Well, Cold Winter
13 Blessed Be That Maid Marie
14 A Merry Christmas
15 Winter's Delights
16 Gloucestershire Wassail
17 The Stormy Scenes of Winter
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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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