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A Victorian Noël

Robin Petrie

An enchanting companion album to A Victorian Christmas... Oliver Cromwell and the Puritans officially outlawed all festivals, including the ancient Yuletide celebrations so beloved by the people. In rediscovering the ancient feast of Christmas, the Victorians searched throughout Europe to find old carols, transporting them across borders and language barriers. Here is a collection of well-known melodies from Provence: Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella; Burgandy: Patapan; Germany: O, Tannenbaum; France: Wherefore This Great Joy (Angels We Have Heard on High) - along with lesser-known gems from Poland, Alsace, Sicily, Finland, Holland, Austria, Catalonia, Denmark, Galicia and the Basque country.

Victorian Noel Liner Notes, Song List, and Artist's Biography

Sound Clips
Click to hear a clip of Un Flambeau, Jeanette, Isabella.
Click to hear a clip of Adam and His Helpmate.
Click to hear a clip of Wherefore This Great Joy.
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