Songs for Christmas and Winter Celebrations
Festive collection of traditional music for the winter holidays performed by Celtic/Medieval band Brocelïande. Beautiful instrumental and vocal arrangements for Celtic harp, cello, guitar, octave mandolin, voices, oboe, English horn, flute, melodeon, recorders, whistles and drums. Brocelïande is: Margaret Davis, Karl Franzen, Kristoph Klover, and Kris Yenney.
"Brocelïande is a very capable four-piece ensemble in the early-music/Baroque/Celtish mold. On this Christmas recording, the players cover a very broad range of music from Western Europe, everything from an interesting hymn in Middle English to French carols, English wassails, Bach tunes, and even familiar Christmas songs ... A pleasant blend of guitars, cello, oboe, flute, and so forth combine with some fine harmony singing to make this an enjoyable CD to put on while trimming trees, baking cookies, and all those other midwinter tasks." - Dirty Linen, Dec 02/Jan 03
"Seasonal and Christmas music from several western European traditions, arranged for guitars, harp, winds, and cello, are offered by this California quartet. Some Yuletide chestnuts, some unusual songs (for example, the beautiful 'Carol of the Birds') and a few splendid instrumental pieces make this a nice holiday collection." - Sing Out! Winter 2003
"This is far and again one of the best winter holiday releases I've heard. Best of all, this is but the first of four albums -- Brocelïande plans to release three more, covering seasonal music throughout the year. Most highly recommended." - PanGaia Winter 2002