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Christmas, Classical, Medieval
November 3, 2014

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In Renaissance Europe most of the large towns and cities had official musicians. Dating from medieval times up to the beginning of the 19th century these musicians in England were known as Waits. They had numerous duties which varied from town to town. Sometimes they would be playing for civic events throughout the year and special occasions such as welcoming royal visitors. The responsibilities could be quite mundane such as playing their instruments through the town at night, waking the townsfolk on dark winter mornings by playing under their windows.

Several years ago The York Waits revived the band as it would have been in its heyday in 16th century York. Playing instruments of the time such as English bagpipes, shawms, saggbutt, crumhorns, curtails and hurdy-gurdy the York Waits present a varied programme of typical Christmas music gleaned from Waits' traditions throughout Europe. Some of the material will be familiar being Christmas songs and tunes will still know today. The Waits are joined by singer, Deborah Catterall.

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Catalogue number BHCD9607
Barcode 5020601960720
Number of items 1
Packaging type Jewel Case
Imported No
Weight 96g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 142mm x 10mm x 125mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Personent Hodie -
2. O Jesulein Suss, O Jesulein Mild -
3. Angelus Ad Pastores -
4. Von Himmel Hoch -
5. Resonet In Laudibus -
6. Thys Endere Nyghth -
7. As I Lay On A Night -
8. Als Y Lay On Yoolis Night -
9. Piva Ferrarese -
10. O Hac Quam Mundam -
11. El Noi De La Mare/eldesembre Congelat/iOi Betleem!/birjina Gaztettobat Zegoen -
12. De Matin Ai Rescoutra Lou Train -
13. Quando Nascette Ninno -
14. Doux Pommier/faisans Rejouissance -
15. Bergers, J'ai Ouy La Nouvelle -
16. Quelle Est Cette Odeur Agreable? Berger, Secoue Ton Sommeil Profond! Bergers, Par Les Plus Doux Accords -
17. Born Is The Babe -
18. Thus Angels Sung -
19. Christmas Cheer/ The Little Barleycorn -
20. The St. Day Carol/i Saw Three Ships Come Sailing In/the Sussex Carol/ A Yorkshire Wassail -
21. The Wexford Carol -
22. While Shepherds Watched -
23. The Waits (london) -
24. The Waits' Wassail -
25. Ding Dong Merrily On High -