The Rose Ensemble

And Glory Shone Around: Early American Carols, Country Dances, Southern Harmony Hymns and Shaker Spiritual Songs

Early American vocal and instrumental music, which features Shaker hymns, Colonial anthems, country dances, shape-note hymns from The Southern Harmony and The Original Sacred Harp, and a variety of 19th-century spiritual songs featuring the close harmonies that gave birth to bluegrass and old-time music. While we do not consider this exclusively a holiday recording, there are a number of selections appropriate for winter and Christmastide, including a beautiful new choral setting of Christ the Apple-tree by John Bitterman (final track).

Price: $17.00
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1.Harps of WelcomeAnonymous

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2.Give Good GiftsAnonymous 
3.Jordan’s ShoreWhite, The Southern Harmony

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4.Pretty HomeSister Patsy Williamson (1849)

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5.Cold Frosty MorningTraditional

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6.Still Water Hastings, A Selection of Spiritual Songs (1878)

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7.SherburneDaniel Read (1757-1836)

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8.Wayfaring StrangerAnonymous, The Original Sacred Harp (1936)

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9.ImprovisationMark Dietrich (b. 1967) 
10.BozrahAnonymous, The Southern Harmony (1854) 
11.The Babe of BethlehemWilliam Walker (1809-1875)

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12.The Babe of Bethlehem(instr.) William Walker, arr. Rose Ensemble 
13.Herald AngelsDr. Arnold, The Village Harmony (ca. 1812) 
14.JudeaWilliam Billings (1746-1800) 
15.Peace and JoyAnonymous, Original Shaker Music (1893)

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16.Drive the Cold Winter AwayJohn Playford (1623-1686) 
17.ShilohWilliam Billings (1746-1800) 
18.John Come Kiss Me NowAnonymous, The Division Violin (1684) 
19.The Old Angels Hymn / St. Luke’s Tune / Kimbolton Tune William Tans’ur (1700-1783) 
20.Scotch Cap / Juice of BarleyJohn Playford (1623-1686) 
21.Morning DawnAnonymous, Shaker Music (1875) 
22.Star in the EastAnonymous, The Southern Harmony (1854)

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23.Jesus the Light of the WorldTrad. American melody, arr. Geo. D. Elderkin

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24.Christ the Apple-treeJohn Bitterman (b. 1960) 

 

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