THE TELLING The Secret Life of Carols – 800 Years of Christmas Music

£10.99 + P&P

The Secret Life of Carols brings together a mixture of the earliest medieval English carols and traditional carols from across Europe. The title is inspired by the fact that many carols have intertwined roots, dating back centuries, often to the Middle Ages, with melodies being adapted and reinvented, and new sets of words written.

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UK / European release: 8 November 2019
US / digital and streaming release: 15 November 2019

The Telling
‘The Secret Life of Carols’

The Telling:
Clare Norburn
Ariane Prüssner voice & frame drum
Kaisa Pulkkinen medieval harp & baroque harp
Jean Kelly medieval harp & celtic harp

1 Lullay, my child
2 Es kommt ein Schiff, geladen
3 O Jesulein süß, BWV 493
4 Christmas Eve (Tommy Coen’s reel)
5 Gabriel fram evene king
6 Stille Nacht
7 Lullay, lullay, als I lay on Yoolis Nicht
8 El Noi de la Mare
9 Maria durch ein’ Dornwald ging
10 Maa on niin kaunis
11 Verbum Caro Factum Est
12 Coventry Carol
13 Heinillä härkien kaukalon
14 Patapan
15 As I lay upon a night
16 Nowell, nowell (Salutation Carol)

Press Quotes

Soprano Clare Norburn and mezzo Ariane Prussner are the crystalline singers… the overall effect is aurally cleansing, and the recorded sound is outstanding. (**** BBC Music Magazine) 

Best of Christmas 2019 (BBC Music Magazine)

“This production reposits a more resolutely folk approach to the singing of carols, enthused with vitality and rhythm” (Lark Reviews)

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