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Mandolin Christmas


Mandolin Christmas : Christmas songs for mandolin orchestra

  • Published by Move Records [MD3189] — 1 CD
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Arguably Australia's most acclaimed mandolinist, Kurt Jensen performs an international programme of sparkling and entertaining Christmas carols.

Joined by mandola player Joan Harris, harpist Julie Raines, guitarist Tamara Leamon, pianist May Gavin, mezzo-soprano Suzann Frisk and the Scandinavian Choir, Jensen performs carols which range from mediaeval to modern classics and convey both the joyous and reflective moods which the season of Christmas brings. This unique and exciting program, features carols from England, France, Australia, Germany, Denmark, the USA and original compositions by Swedish composer Ebbe Grimms land.

The warm, intimate sounds of the mandolin, mandola, harp, piano and guitar, combine with the rich and thrilling tones of the superb Scandinavian choir to convey the warmth and bonhomie of a home during the festive season.

Track Listing

Christmas Eve (trad./arr.Karl Thomas)
Away in a Manger (Reginald Jacques/adpt.V.McAlley)
När det lider mot jul (Liljefors)
Once in Royal David's City (Gauntlett/arr.V.McAlley)
Australian Carols (Wheeler/James/arr.K.Thomas)
The Three Drovers (Wheeler/James/arr.K.Thomas)
Christmas Day (Wheeler/James/arr.K.Thomas)
Carol of the Birds (Wheeler/James/arr.K.Thomas)
Bethlehem Stjärna (Tegnér)
Silent Night (Gruber/arr.K.Thomas)
Bethlehem Stjärna (Tegnér/arr.K.Thomas)
Cantique de Noël (Adam/arr.K.Thomas)
Coventry Carol (Trad./arr.V.McAlley)
Nu tändas Tusen Julejus (Trad./arr.Thuringer)
Blessed be that maid Mary (Trad./arr.Willcocks/McAlley)
Ave Maria (Gyldmark)
Holly and the Ivy (Trad./arr.K.Thomas)
Winter Song (Ebbe Grimms-land)
Rudolph, the red-nosed reindeer (Marks)
Merry Christmas (Trad./arr.K.Thomas)
Mary's Boy Child (Hairston/arr.K.Thomas)
Barn Jesus in En Krybbe Lå (N.W.Gade)
När det lider mot jul (Liljefors)
Jeg er så glad hver juletid (Knudsen)
Dance at Christmas (Ebbe Grimms-land)
We wish you a merry Christmas (Trad./arr.anon.)
White Christmas (Berlin/arr.K.Thomas)

Press Quotes

"And what is Christmas without mandolins ... No organs, no orchestras, no grand statements, merely a domestic, happy scene. It exudes warmth."

- Kim Lockwood, Herald Sun

"Move Records ... has a winner with Mandolin Christmas."

- The Sunday Mail

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